patio concrete planters lightingTie: Landscape upgrade and lighting installation

Joy Score: 9.6

In spite of only making back about 83% of their investment on a landscape upgrade, consumers reported being more satisfied with such a project than with regular landscape maintenance. Eighty-five percent said they had a greater desire to be home, and 78% said they’re happier at home following a big landscape project.

There are likely some personal reasons for that: 28% of consumers said their top reason for an overhaul was that they just moved in and wanted to create a more personalized space.

Still, Realtors recognize the value in updating a home’s landscaping. The report found 27% have recommended their sellers complete an upgrade before selling the home, and 11% said it successfully closed a deal for them.

Realtors were less confident about lighting projects. Only 1% said a lighting installation recently sealed the deal for them, although 11% have recommended it to a seller. Realtors estimate that homeowners make back just half of their investment in a lighting project.

Clients still see the value in lighting, though. Seventy-three percent said they had a greater desire to be home following a new lighting installation, and 60% said they enjoyed their time at home more.

Danielle Andrus

Editor, Colorado Builder Magazine

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