Exterior Home Improvement Projects That Add Equity to the House
There are three beneficial home improvement projects that can add significant value to the worth of the home. These include adding a sprinkler system, enhancing the landscaping, and adding concrete work to the patio or driveway.
Adding a Sprinkler System
For less than $3000, many homeowners can add a sprinkler system to the existing landscaping. It can help produce a healthier lawn, and make a great impact on water conservation in the community. More than just a guilty pleasure, installing a sprinkler system will use automatic mechanics that can be scheduled to water the lawn at times of the day when water supply is higher. This is often in the early morning hours, before the community takes their showers, or in the early afternoon, before everyone comes home from work.
Installing a sprinkler system in the existing landscaping is an easy solution for having the lawn completely watered before coming home from work. By not having the lawn completely wet every night, the grass will remain disease and fungus free. It also helps manage exactly how much is spent on water every month to maintain the yard, which makes it easier on the budget.
Installing New Landscaping
If the water bill is simply too high, then consider installing eco-friendly materials into the existing landscaping. It is possible to tear up the existing lawn, and instead replace it with a fescue grass that requires a substantially less amount of water every month. In addition, eco-friendly shrubs are available that require minimal watering, and there are indigenous trees that can handle the type of humidity or lack of humidity, and only a minimal amount of watering, if any at all.
Many homeowners replace their existing lawn with gravel that is available in a variety of colors including green. This minimizes the need to water anything outdoors at all. This eco-friendly solution to the landscaping can be decoratively designed to enhance the overall appearance of the exterior of the home, and add significant curb appeal.
Installing Concrete Driveways and Patios
For less than $4000, it is easy to install a concrete driveway or patio to enhance the overall beauty and functionality of the home. This particular home improvement project usually requires professional assistance, or the skills of a licensed contractor. However, it can minimize problems, especially in areas of the country that have high levels of snow. It provides a solid surface for being outdoors, or parking the car, and can add significant equity to the value of the house.
These exterior home improvement projects are easy to perform, and are very affordable. Research indicates that for every dollar spent on these types of home improvement projects, the homeowner can expect to receive nearly 2 dollars back on their investment.
For any homeowner that is interested in enhancing the beauty of the exterior of their home, while increasing the equity of the house, adding a sprinkler system, rearranging the landscaping, or installing a concrete driveway can serve as a beneficial addition that adds equity and beauty.