As a homeowner, it’s important to consider the ROI of any upgrade. That Return on Investment is the indicator of whether you’ll get your value back out in the form of a higher selling price when you put your home on the market.
What value does landscaping hold for you?
For some, ROI is an added perk — the cherry on top of getting exactly what you’ve been wanting out of your home. For others, upgrades are determined by a triage system where only those projects likely to add value to the house get done. Whichever boat you’re in, the determining factor in house much value you get out of your custom landscaping project — monetary or otherwise — is quality. Any added hardscaping or softscaping that flows well with your property, accentuates your outdoor space, and features unbeatable craftsmanship is only going to increase, or at least shore up, the value of your home.
At NOVA, our focus is to design and build outdoor living spaces that stand the test of time, add functional space, and maximize the delight you experience while enjoying your home. Here are some of the ways we can help you incorporate landscaping to increase the value of your home.
The exterior of your home is the first thing visitors (and potential buyers) will see. By deliberately improving the curb appeal of your property, you can inspire jealousy in your neighbors and interest in those in the market for a new home. Whether you want offers or just admirers, a beautiful custom landscape will get you a long way toward maximizing the value of your house.
Expanded Living Space
Outdoor living space can be the difference-maker for any size house. Who doesn’t want more beautiful spaces to spend time in? An outdoor living space is like an exterior room with a whole different vibe and feel. We can help you create a private oasis for meditation and yoga or the best party patio in your neighborhood. Regardless of whether it translates to square-footage on paper, the added value of an outdoor living space is in the eye of the beholder.
When you design a completely custom outdoor space, especially with hardscaping elements, the sky is the limit. You can get creative, adding sculptures, water features, sitting walls, and fire pits. If your family enjoys spending time outside, these extra outdoor elements will dramatically increase your enjoyment of your home with the added benefit of retaining their value upon resale.
A Private Paradise
The typical yard — especially on a corner lot — can leave a homeowner feeling exposed. For some, the lack of privacy can be enough to keep residents from spending substantial time outside. The addition of a well-planned hardscaping or softscaping element can turn your urban or suburban lot into a secluded oasis. Options include water elements for noise reduction and walls or fencing for added security. We can envision creative ways to protect your privacy beside the pool, on the deck, and inside your home.
The real beauty of NOVA Landscape & Design projects penetrates into the soil and roots that give life to our plants — but we’ve got you covered on the skin-deep surfaces, too. We have access to some of the most beautiful, diversely textured, and vibrantly colored pavers and stones
available anywhere. Our incredible designers will use them to help you achieve any exterior look you’re going for. Build an eye-catching walkway, a totally natural-looking stone wall, or a slip-resistant pool surround. Any and all of these hardscapes will expand your usable space and upgrade your property.
Protecting your Investment
At NOVA, our designers and installers take a proactive approach. We’re thinking about the lifespan of every element of your project, even while we’re choosing materials. Up front, we have several opportunities to build added longevity into your project. All of our pavers and stones have a lifetime warranty right out of the box. On top of that, we guarantee our workmanship and even our plants and trees for a year. Everything we do is designed to last. That’s how we go the extra mile to protect the value that your landscaping adds to your home.
Explore the Possibilities
Are you ready to upgrade your space? Don’t wait until you’re ready to sell to invest in the home where you live! Submit our contact form
and have a conversation with one of our Northern Virginia landscape designers to find ways to increase your home’s value by improving your landscaping.