Home improvements are a great way to renovate your home. Enhancements can make your home more enjoyable today and make your home easier to sell when you are ready to move. But the question on every homeowners mind is “will it be a good investment?” Determining how much longer you plan to live in the home can help you make this decision.
Many homeowners focus on the improvements that need to be made inside the home, and then the exterior is often overlooked. The exterior of your house makes the first impression, so improving its appearance is a smart investment. Curb appeal and exterior amenities not only substantially enhance the beauty of your home, but can add resale value to your property. Jason Kellum of Arsenal Appraisals said, “Buyers can expect to receive closer to list price and sell their homes quicker than houses without amenities.”
If you plan on staying in your home two years or more, a patio or outdoor living space can add an inexpensive living area, while increasing the selling price. According to a study conducted by the National Association of Realtors, patios were among the top 10 features buyers look for in a house. Patio designs are only limited to the homeowners’ imagination. Shapes, patterns and colors can transform a standard backyard into an enjoyable, useful atmosphere.
Daniel Williams of Southern Touch Lawn & Landscaping assists homeowners with designs that are functional and affordable.
“As a homeowner, the biggest mistakes you can make with installing landscaping, especially outdoor living spaces are to select a layout that does not compliment your home and choosing a company that is not qualified.”
A landscape contractor should have credentials verifying their education and willing to provide a long list of references. When choosing a contractor, select a company that has been in business for at least five years and is established with the Secretary of State. Do not be afraid to ask to see their credentials, licenses or proof of insurance. As well, check their rating with the Better Business Bureau. We also always advise homeowners to obtain quotes from two to three different companies.
Southern Touch Lawn & Landscaping is a custom design/build landscape company offering a wide array of services. Please visit our website at www.southerntouchlandscape.com to view examples of our work and learn how our company can turn your landscape dreams into a reality.