You’ve been spending so much time on projects inside your home (like that new shower and/or cabinetry), that your front yard is starting to scream for a bit of attention. Poor neglected, thing. Know that your yard has some super curb appeal potential, but where to begin? Below are four projects with so much curb-appeal juice, any money you invest in them is likely to pay you back much more:
1) Add or Replace a Few Design Basics
Every few years, you overhaul your closet, replacing your worn-out basics with a few new pieces to ramp up your wardrobe. Why not do the same with your yard? Give it a basic makeover so it has some good, classic, value-boosting “bones” to build upon. Landscape design basics like:
- A winding flagstone walkway
- A couple of stone planters (6 feet by 2 feet)
- A few flowering shrubs
- A deciduous tree about 15 feet tall
- Quality mulch
2) Add Color and Texture in the Right Places
Experts call it “softscaping.” But basically, it’s adding plants in a designed, intentional way that makes your yard interesting to look at year-round. It’s a great project if your yard is already in pretty good shape with some basic design elements mentioned above.
3) Build a Deck or Patio if You Don’t Have One
If you’re spending sunny days admiring the great outdoors from indoors, it’s time for a change to get you outside… like finally building that deck or patio you’ve been dreaming of.
4) Heap Loads of Love on Your Lawn
Yep, you read that right. Especially if you know you’re going to sell in the next year or so. It’s the easiest project to do — and it has a whopping ROI of 303%!
Lawn maintenance is simple:
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