If you ever bought or sold a home, you are probably well aware that curb appeal is essential. But beyond creating a wow factor, a well-manicured landscaping can actually increase the total value of your property. Did you know that?
Several recent surveys show that a beautifully landscaped property not only attracts potential buyers, but it also increases the value of a home by 15 to 25 percent. That is an impressive $75,000 to $125,000 more on an average residential property of $500,000. You will be hard-pressed to find a better return on any home renovations. A little landscaping goes a long way… If you add colour, texture, depth and overall elegance to your landscape, your property will sell at a higher price.
Stone vs. Wood
For patios and decks, wood does look good. No doubt about that. But when it comes to maintenance and durability, stone is the better material. Indeed, stone outlasts wood and it requires little to no care at all. It can withstand the most extreme weather conditions and remain gorgeous. Stone is especially well suited for Quebec’s harsh climate. Sturdy and resilient, this material will stand the test of time. Unlike wood, stone will age gracefully.
Stones are used to build what we call in the industry hardscapes, that is the use of natural stones or concrete stones or pavers to define outdoor spaces. With stones and pavers, we can create beautiful outdoor structures like pathways, patios, steps, retaining walls, walkways and driveways.