Five Ways Hardscaping Projects Boost Home Value

Making Nice Homes Irresistible

There is no doubt that hardscapes such as patios, outdoor kitchens and fire pits add beauty and personalization to a home. However, hardscaping is a significant investment due to material and labor costs. That’s why, before investing in such a project, you want to know more about the benefits and whether you’ll see a favorable return on your investment.

At Castle Point, we’re committed to helping homeowners in more ways than one. Not only do we work with our customers to bring their dreams to life, but we also protect their investments. When you work with a company like ours that prides itself on workmanship and industry expertise, you can rest assured your project will be well-worth the upfront investment. This week, we’re going to share some of the many ways hardscaping your NJ home can increase its overall value.    

  1. A breakthrough for curb appeal. When people like what they see, they’re willing to pay more for it. That’s just human nature. A beautifully designed outdoor patio, wraparound deck or outdoor kitchen can easily become the game changer for your home. If you are planning on selling your home, features like these can make a buyer go from wanting your home to needing it. Plus, with the proper upkeep, these features will look pristine for years. You can enjoy your upgrade and, when it’s time to sell, the value and beauty of your outdoor space will remain.
  2. Making the most of your space. While we certainly appreciate the natural look of an untouched yard, there’s so much you can do with it! An inviting outdoor patio or pergola can completely change how you experience and enjoy your yard. There’s nothing quite like sitting back and laughing with friends and family in the backyard on summer nights. And from a financial perspective, millennials love their outdoor spaces—so much so that it can be the sole reason why someone pays top dollar for your home instead of another one.
  3. Increased safety. Outdoor lighting is about safety as much as ambiance. Keeping your home well-lit at night will help ward off intruders and prevent injuries to anyone walking on your property. If you’re having an outdoor kitchen installed, it’s important to work with a licensed and experienced contractor who knows what they’re doing. We’ve spent years designing and installing outdoor kitchens and know how to ensure your gas lines will be installed in the safest, most efficient way possible. 
  4. Preventing damage to your property. Water damage can devalue a home like nothing else. If your home rests on a grade, a retaining wall can help prevent damage from flooding and erosion. It’s also worth mentioning that retaining walls are about much more than damage control. They provide the perfect base for beautiful flowers and shrubbery that will take your landscaping to a whole other level. 
  5. Having your own slice of paradise. It’s important to remember that increasing your home value is for you as much as potential buyers. Hardscaping your home increases not only its monetary value, but its pleasure value. We are fortunate in New Jersey to have some gorgeous summer days and nights. And the beauty of hardscapes is that they can be enjoyed by many while retaining their initial value. You can build the outdoor space of your dreams today, knowing you’ll see that return on investment should you ever choose to sell.

Let Your Imagination Pave the Way

Though there are millions of backyards in New Jersey, no two are the same. Just as you can personalize the inside of your home, you can do the same outdoors with custom hardscaping. Finding that harmonious balance between hardscaping and landscaping is what will maximize the beauty, functionality and value of your home. And it all starts with a free consultation from Castle Point, your total landscape and hardscape provider in New Jersey! 

We encourage you to visit our portfolio to see our work in action and find some inspiration for your upcoming project. To request a quote for your home or business, contact us online or call Castle Point Landscape Design at 908.512.2267 today!