The garden in our house has not only aesthetic but also commercial value. With rough calculation, we can estimate the average estate price in the U.S. right now is around 400,000 USD. And the twenty percents of the price is determined by the condition and features of the house’s garden, of which the value will be around 80,000 USD. That is surely a big amount of money, is not it?
Even if you do not plan to sell your house in the near future, you still need to bear in mind that your house is your property investment. Committing negligence toward garden maintenance is simply not a wise act.
Below is a list of garden improvement ideas that can increase the value of your house. And if you are devoted enough to the ideas, it is guaranteed that you can achieve more value than that twenty percents of profit.
Fence means privacy
The first thing you need to pay attention to is how your garden can give privacy protection to you. Short garden fence or just squared see-through panels are absolutely a bad choice. Your neighbors can see your activities, and you will not have the space to spend your day alone without anyone observing.
Perhaps, such a design can still be appropriate, especially for a front yard garden. But a house with an open front yard garden normally has a large space in the backyard, which is designed to be the private space for the family living in there.
If you find that your backyard fences are too short, plan a replacement. Add some bushes or a tree with thick leaves to add more coverage of your fence panels, or use vine plants to close the gaps between them.
Creating a special spot
A well-maintained garden with plants alone will hardly reach that twenty percent price rise. Consider adding a purposeful spot, such as a BBQ spot or a shed, to your garden.
A shed is quite affordable and practical. It can be a personal napping place, a library, a workshop, or even a personal working space. Garden shed gives a different experience because it is separated from the main house and more connected with the natural elements of the garden.
Although building a swimming pool can sound alluring. You would be better to avoid it because all swimming pool needs complicated maintenance.
Cutting the upkeep
A big fountain can be a tricky garden feature. If you know just the right strategy to sell that, especially when the fountain is designed by a famous architect or follows the most recent trend, then you do not have any problem. But generally, buyers from the common background will not notice the artistic value of an overly-intricated water fountain.