When moving into a new home, or even updating your existing home, you need to consider landscaping which can add monetary and lifestyle value to your home.
When looking at new houses, it’s easy to fall in love with a building which is filled with someone else’s furniture. However, there is one thing which you can fall in love with which won’t move with the current owners – their garden. A well landscaped garden is proven to add value to a home, in fact, some reports suggest that a garden can add value of up to 15% onto a house price – which highlights what a good investment it can be!
It’s important to remember all the benefits that come with a well landscaped garden. It isn’t just pretty plants and a well mown grass which is attractive, but also the reduced costs of bills which can come with a landscaped garden. It has been estimated that a good landscape design can save you 25% in heating and fueling costs within your home. This is because trees can provide shelter, which in the Winter acts as a wind break and in the Summer acts as shade, thus reducing living costs.
There are lots of reasons a well landscaped garden can be a positive investment for you. As well as increasing the value, it can also improve home appearance as a whole, optimising the use of land and outdoor space. It isn’t always possible to have a large house, but if you have a garden, you can use it as an extension to your home. A well landscaped garden allows for imaginative use of different styles, garden features, plants and ornaments.
Of course, there is also the investment in family and memories which good landscaping offers. You are much more likely to invite family and friends over to join you for a BBQ in a well maintained garden. Consider the amount of BBQ’s you can have, in order to show off your new landscaping. If you aren’t feeling very social, then consider the quiet mornings you can have sitting in your garden reading the paper and enjoying the English sunshine.
The benefits of having a well landscaped garden are endless, so contact Outdoor Creations to see what landscaping design we have in mind for you.