If you’re looking for a project that will result in maximum ROI or one that will increase the value of your Toronto home because you plan to sell it you’re probably kicking around ideas like kitchen or bathroom renovation, or perhaps even renovating the basement. While these are all good ideas that will increase both your home’s worth and livability the fact is if it’s maximum bang for the buck you’re after you need look no further than your own backyard.
Hiring a Landscaping Company is a Good Investment
When landscaping companies try to sell you on the value of their service they’re not just fishing for extra business. Real estate agents have long known that great landscaping can add as much as 20% to the value of a home and that even upgrading from ‘fair’ to ‘good’ landscaping can bump up your home’s value by 4 or 5 percent. The landscaping truth is that…
- Color matters – When it comes to color it’s important to know how to balance what you want with what will work, and your landscaping company are experts at doing just that. Color encompasses more than just blooms on flowers or blossoming trees, it includes everything from the mulch to the color of the pavers in the driveway to the different shades of green on various plants, bushes and trees.
- Trees matter – Speaking of trees; studies have shown that having a single large, leafy tree in front of a house can increase its value by as much as $15 – $20,000. Having a landscaping company place the right broadleaf tree in your front yard also adds immediate curb appeal and gives the appearance that the home is well-established on the site and more fully integrated into the overall environment. Two things most buyers are looking for.
- Size matters – DIY landscapers often fail to take size into consideration when choosing plants for their yard. A plant may look great in the nursery but be completely overwhelmed once in place and seem nearly invisible from a distance because it’s just too small. Landscaping contractors view every possible addition to a landscape design through many different lenses, including that of proportion, in order to achieve balance and harmony.
- Lighting matters – Nearly half of all home buyers want landscape lighting to be part of the landscape design of the home they buy and are willing to pay more to get it. Landscape lighting creates focal points, highlights elements of the landscape design that may not be apparent during the day, provides a higher level of safety and significantly enhances a home’s security profile all at the same time.
Hiring the right landscaping company is crucial to enjoying the high returns possible on a landscaping project. While renovating your bathroom may ultimately create an ROI of 70% top notch landscaping can return well over 100%. Conversely those who attempt to landscape their property themselves often find that their efforts ultimately lead to a decrease in home value. This is not for lack of effort but simply because they are not well versed in the fundamentals of landscape design including balance, proportion, unity, rhythm and the creation of focal points.
M.E. Contracting is the GTA’s premier landscaping company. We’ve help homeowners all over the Toronto area enhance the value of their property by creating landscape designs that best serve the particulars of their lot and home design while adhering to the fundamental principles noted above. If you’re looking for an affordable way to beautify your home while adding value and enjoying an outstanding ROI call us today on 416-455-9296 and speak to one of our landscaping experts.