Hardscaping can not only improve the appearance of your home and add to your curb appeal, it can add resale value to your home. In fact, hardscaping projects can increase the home’s market value approximately 20 percent!
Certain hardscaping features can give you more bang for your buck than others. Let’s investigate some types of projects and what type of return on your investment you could potentially receive.
The addition of outdoor lighting has approximately a 50 percent return on your investment. One reason for this number is the simple fact that many potential buyers see lighting as a safety feature on the property. Lighting helps your guests safely navigate the exterior portion of your home, whether that be steps, walkways, or just a normally dark area of your property. Lighting also discourages potential thieves and intruders.
For stone or paver patios, the return on investment can vary depending on your location. The range of ROI is from approximately 30 percent to 73 percent. For a property in a warmer climate, the return is naturally higher because of the increased usage potential. Patios are becoming extremely popular as a way to extend your living space to the outdoors.
Outdoor Kitchen anyone?
As previously mentioned, a patio has the ability to add an outdoor living space. Something that has become extremely popular is the addition of outdoor kitchens. These hardscaping features are huge on the return of investment. These features can bring anywhere from 100 to 200 percent return. Things you could possibly include with your outdoor kitchen include a fire pit, barbecue grill, refrigerator, bar, a sink, and much more.
These are just a few hardscaping features you can add to your home to increase value. Here at A Stone’s Throw, we have the experience to provide you with the hardscaping project of your dreams! Take a moment to review our gallery of work to see some of our past projects. Each project is unique, and we would love to design YOUR paradise! Contact us today to schedule a FREE consultation.