improve your home for less than you think

A crestview Property maintenance customer

June 7th 2018 By Jayson Dahl

Getting your dream home doesn’t have to cost you an arm and a leg; you can make simple updates that, over time, add up to make a big difference. Tackling just one or two of these projects can have more of an effect than you may think, so take a closer look at these $500-or-less home improvement projects.


Low-Maintenance Landscaping

One of the easiest ways to add instant curb appeal to your home is by upping your landscaping game. Colorful plants and shrubs are always great, but more than anything, your lawn shouldn’t have any bald spots, any bushes or shrubs you have should be trimmed appropriately, and the plants you choose should be native to your region. But on top of that, your landscaping choices should pair well with the aesthetic of your home.

According to a study done by Virginia Tech’s Department of Horticulture, adding a sophisticated landscape with color and big, healthy plants can increase a home’s value by 10 – 12%.

A $150,000 home with a plain lawn could be worth $15,000 to $18,000 more by simply adding the appropriate landscaping.

Save even more money and time by choosing plants that require minimal water and maintenance.

Whether you are planning to sell your house in the near future or not, you should not only plan your landscaping around what looks good and works well now, but also what will look good and work well in the future. Well-placed trees that offer shade, grass that is well-suited for the environment, and hearty perennial plants are excellent options.

Similarly, landscape lighting, stone accents and walkways, etc. are more ways to accentuate your home’s exterior, adding dimension, intrigue, and your home’s value.

Call Crestview Property Maintenance and let us help you do a low cost flip on your landscaping to add curb appeal to new home buyers. Or to just refresh your yard, We do all the hard work you just call or email us.