Many people own homes and as they own them longer, they look to add features and make upgrades, sometimes for their own enjoyment and other times to be the “fun house” that their kids’ friends always want to visit. In this snippet, we’ll tell you how making these upgrades can bring a great return on investment. After all, can you really put a price tag on fun?

One thing that homeowners like to have is an outdoor space. Many people with a backyard tend to invest in a patio area or a deck, which is not only great for dining al fresco or having drinks under the stars, but also when it comes to selling a home. Prices can vary greatly based on materials and the project size, but according to the American Society of Landscape Architects, decks average a 75% return on investment and can offer much more exclusivity than the country club. A deck can also become the focal point of a backyard and can attract the right buyer if or when the time comes.

If your yard needs a little sprucing up, professional landscaping is a wonderful way to accomplish that goal. There are reasons beyond appearance to have professional landscaping done; landscape architects are knowledgeable about soil, irrigation, property grading and more. Landscaping also provides curb appeal and boasts arguably the best return on investment of any home upgrade you can make. Let’s also keep in mind that the outside is the first part of a home a potential buyer sees. If you’re not looking to sell, landscaping is the perfect backdrop for a game of hide and seek.

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