30 Jun 2016

Gleaning the Most Value Out of Your Outdoor Spaces

0 Comment

NeilGortler_front_yard_spaceIf you’re thinking of sprucing up your yard, install what you love; but also pick upgrades that will increase your home’s value and, someday, attract buyers.

The new “2014 Residential Landscape Architecture Trends Survey” by the American Society of Landscape Architects clues you in on what outdoor features are trending up:

1.  Outdoor lighting (98.3% of architects rated this as very popular): With today’s solar and LED lights, it’s a low-cost upgrade, too.

2.  Terraces, patios, and decks (97.7%): Adding any of these features is like adding another room to your home for much of the year.

3.  Low-maintenance landscaping (95.4%): Landscaping done right can add 28% to the value of your home and cut its time on the market by 10%-15%.

4.  Fire pits and fireplaces (95.4%): Building your own fire pit is an easy, low-cost DIY project.

5.  Built-in seating (89.6%): Adding built-ins to your deck or patio increases the usability of your outdoor spaces, which is like adding square footage to your home.

Other popular items include:

  • Fencing (88.5%)
  • Native plants (84.5%)
  • Drip-water efficient irrigation (84.5%)
  • Pergolas (82.8%)
  • Water features (81.6%)

Here are some less popular landscape items. So if you’re thinking of putting them in, make sure they’re something you’ll really enjoy:

  • Geothermal-heated pools (27.2%)
  • Outdoor cooling systems (37.2%)
  • Movie/TV theaters (42.3%)
  • Shower/baths (46.8%)
  • Gazebos (48.5%)
  • Turf lawns (54%)

Related:

  • Outdoor Lighting Tips
  • Inspiring Deck Ideas

Getting the Most Value Out of Your Outdoor Spaces
Source: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/houselogic_blog/~3/2SOlJ7NhEq8/
HouseLogic.com Blog
Latest entries on the HouseLogic.com Blog.

Neil Gortler on EmailNeil Gortler on FacebookNeil Gortler on LinkedinNeil Gortler on RssNeil Gortler on Twitter
Neil Gortler
CBR, SRES - Licensed Real Estate Salesperson

Phone: 516.849.5895 | neil@neilgortler.com

As an experienced professional Neil will do the leg work, keeping you up-to-date with new listings and the various market conditions that may impact the home purchase process. Sellers can also benefit from his skills in finance, negotiation, contractual agreements, and RE marketing. Call today and allow Neil to guide you through the complexities of buying or selling your home, eliminating hassles, and stress.

Member of:
National Association of Realtors
Long Island Board of Realtors
Multiple listing service of long Island
New York State Association of Realtors
[top]

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

X

B L O G          LISTINGS/SOLD PROPERTIES       TESTIMONIALS       SEARCH MLS      T&C-DCMA         CONTACT

¤