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When Americans look for a home, they’re usually searching for a home for their family. A family home needs to be functional but also aesthetically pleasing enough to appear accommodating, pleasant, and safe. It may be a challenge to exude such characteristics in a house while selling a home on your own. Fortunately, with the help of a landscape designer, you can make it possible.
Landscaping is one of the most important parts of staging a home. The curb appeal of the house is the first thing potential homebuyers see. If the curb appeal is great, it can influence a homebuyer to take a look inside. With summer drawing to a close and autumn on the horizon, here’s how a landscape designer can turn your yard into a home seller’s (and homebuyer’s) dream.
The use of garden color palettes in your landscape
The right colors can make a landscape appear bright, open, and welcoming. The wrong colors can make a landscape quite boring. This is why those who are selling their home often consult with landscape designers for the best results. Spark up your plantings and garden areas to make it more appealing to home buyers.
A professional landscape designer will help you determine what colors look best in your landscape, and for your home’s unique style and character. For example, here are some autumn colors currently trending in autumn garden design:
- Dark greens
- Soft oranges
The best part about choosing these rich colors is that there are a variety of plants and flowers that come in these tones. For instance, you may choose venus purple garden mums or colossus red blotch pansies for a splash of burgundy. A professional landscape designer will be able to create a garden theme using either these colors or other colors to complement your home’s pre-existing color and style.
Outdoor patios are appealing to home buyers
Patios are considered to be among the top three requested features in a new house according to Hearth, Patio and Barbecue Association.
Consult a landscape design service for the best options for your outdoor patio if you are going to install one. Patio material is very diverse these days, there are many options. Everything from tile to pavers to porcelain are used in patio design material. A landscape designer will know what will work best for your home’s unique qualities.
To get your potential home buyers to really consider your home, consult a professional landscape designer for the patio design, garden design, and potential water features you need to make your landscaping stand out.
While the summer is closing in, Alderwood landscape architects can get your home on the schedule this fall if you are planning to put your house on the market next year. Typically, the immediate return on investment value of a landscape design is a 14% increase in home market value. Now that’s a great investment! The only problem with getting an Alderwood landscape design adding the above features to your home is you may never want to sell it!