Beginner's Guide to Landscaping: How much Should I Spend on a Backyard Renovation?

April 26, 2022 / Written by: Signature Landscape

April 26, 2022
Written by: Signature Landscape

Backyards are the new social hub of the American household. With the opportunity to create, improve, and plant in an open environment, outdoor spaces offer a lot of promise, and the landscaping services of reliable landscape contractors in Orange County are what you need to make your dream outdoor space come true.

It's a space that can be completely transformed with a little elbow grease and imagination. A backyard renovation can be your ticket to your own personal paradise, whether you want a peaceful sanctuary or a place to entertain friends and family.

Don't be put off by the cost of backyard remodeling. Renovations will cost money upfront, but they will benefit your living space in the long run. Many people are enhancing, modernizing, and revitalizing locations they already know and love. Depending on the scope of the project, your renovation may potentially increase the value of your property!

How Much Money Do You Need to Spend?

According to industry experts, the average backyard remodeling costs roughly $20,000, with some projects costing more than a million dollars.

Consider the following factors when deciding how much money you'll need to spend on your landscape renovation:

A Showstopper Front Yard

Because of the importance of first impressions, realtors and housing experts have begun paying more attention to front yards. According to several internet sources, curb appeal and a home's first impression are worth between 5% and 8% of the home's value.

Shade trees and front walks, as well as front porches and sitting spots, all contribute to higher returns. While plants and gardens add to the overall charm, purchasers looking for low-maintenance homes are put off by too many flowers in the front yard.

As a general rule, you should aim to spend 7% of your renovation budget on front-yard landscaping. Even though your driveway is in front of your house, that figure does not include it.

A Functional Backyard

Backyard renovations are usually more functional than front yard renovations. Outdoor features that suit the same demand can be used to compensate for shortcomings on the inside of the home.

If a home has a small kitchen, for example, installing an outdoor version with a barbeque or smoker is a wise investment because it partially answers buyers' concerns about the inside space.

Having a good deck or patio in your backyard with enough living area can boost the value of your home. You’ll need an excellent landscape design in Orange County to get the job done!

Your Return-On-Investment

If you sell your home within five years of completing a big kitchen makeover, you may expect a 62.1% return. As styles evolve, that number steadily decreases after five years. For the life of the deck, which is typically eight to ten years, a simple wood deck should expect a 79% return.

Let Us Work on Your Backyard Renovation

It's never too late to turn a boring backyard into a spectacular living area. Consider how you and your family might use the extra space, or how you and your friends might host dinner parties.

Our areas of service include Huntington Beach, Santa Ana, Dana Point, Mission Viejo, Costa Mesa, and more. To learn more about our landscape projects and how our services can make your dream landscape come true, contact us at 949-755-8636 at Signature Landscape today!

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