June 23, 2015

You made the decision to invest in a home that you can live in and enjoy, hopefully for years to come. And, you understand that your home is an expression of your style, interests, and personality. There is a saying that goes, “You never get a second chance to make a great first impression,” and this applies to your home and property, too. Your outdoor landscaping gives your guests a visual picture of the rest of your home. You will most likely spend thousands of dollars in updates and repairs to the inside and physical structure of your home over the course of a lifetime. Your outdoor landscaping shouldn’t be left out of the equation when looking to improve the value oHome Garden With Patio Area And Fireplacef your home.

According to the American Society of Landscape Architects, it is recommended that homeowners spend approximately 10 percent of a home’s resale value on exterior landscaping. So, whether you invest in a complete overhaul of your property landscaping, or choose to make a few select changes to one or two aspects of the yard, the return on investment is sure to be worth it in the end.

There are many benefits to investing in a beautifully landscaped yard. When you invest in outdoor landscaping, not only do you increase the value of your home and property, but you also extend your living space out away from the conventional walls of your physical house. With the right design, your yard can become a place of beauty and function that all can enjoy for years to come.

Extend Your Living Space Outdoors

In Michigan, and throughout the Midwest, the seasons can be unpredictable. Too often, residents remain indoors, never fully enjoying the outdoors, or possibilities that their yards have in store. If this sounds familiar, and you’ve spent too many days indoors and want to find a reason to get outside a little, you’re not alone. A beautiful, highly functional lawn and patio can expand your living space and provide you with countless opportunities for enjoyment and relaxation. You can:

  1. Maximize your time spent outdoors as weather permits during spring, summer, and fall with an inviting atmosphere that promotes exercise, relaxation, and community.
  1. Bring the party outside with a well-crafted patio, proper lighting, and the natural ambiance of strategically selected plants, trees, and shrubs.
  1. Pursue a hobby or interest through the outdoors. Do you enjoy gardening? Bird watching? Reading? With the right landscaping, you have the opportunity to pursue a wide range of hobbies, or activities, without being limited to the confines of your home.

senior couple outside on patio relaxingIf you are looking to just create a haven of quiet solitude and rest, some well-placed trees or a beautifully crafted boulder wall could help create a quiet space for rest and relaxation. No matter what you choose to do for personal enjoyment, the right outdoor landscaping design can help you accomplish it