Once your new construction home is finished, the attention often turns to your yard. Landscaping is important for many more reasons than simply having a lovely yard. However, there are many cases when the house itself has stretched your budget and the ability to properly landscape is lost. You may think that attempting to complete your own landscaping on a shoestring budget is ideal. However, the chances are that knowing you have an allowance to spend on landscaping from the start is probably more appropriate. We will cover some of the main reasons that landscaping is a vital part of the homebuilding process, and how a landscaping allowance can help ensure that your yard is properly finished.
The Importance of Landscaping
It is true, a well-landscaped yard surrounding a brand new home is a beautiful sight. Not only does it allow you to feel more at home, it will generate compliments from family and friends. Moreover, though those are both excellent things, they are certainly not the only benefits landscaping provides. First, landscaping adds significant value to your home. In fact, estimates range from ten to twelve percent increases in home value following professional landscaping. On the other hand, should you ever decide to sell, a poorly landscaped yard can drop your expected sale price significantly.
There is also the important aspect of landscaping that ensures that water will not cause a lake in your backyard or basement. Landscaping directs the flow of water so you will not have future issues. Landscaping can also help the energy-efficiency of your home. Well planned and implemented landscaping can provide trees for shade, shrubs to direct cooling breezes, and open areas for the accumulation of winter snow.
Landscaping also allows for easier navigation through your yard. Paths and walkways help to keep mud and water from being tracked into the house. Furthermore, you can install a patio to create a serene outdoor living space. This offers the ability to enjoy a quiet family barbecue or a large gathering of friends. Also, following construction is the perfect time for your landscaping project. It offers you a clean slate to create your yard like no other time and have your yard done right.
A landscaping allowance is used by builders and homeowners to set aside a set amount within the construction budget for landscaping purposes. Just as your budget has values set for things like plumbing, fixtures, and others, landscaping can be another. This ensures that when the house is complete, your overall budget will not be exhausted. Working with your builder is the best way to manage your budget and include in it an allowance for landscaping. The little you put in now can provide a significant return on your investment.
Progressive Builders Is Here For You!
Whatever your plans include, Progressive Builders is passionate about partnering with you every step of the home building process. Our mission is to ensure that your home plan will accommodate your lifestyle and meet the unique needs of your family. We will also assist you in finding the right floor plan and constructing your home with a focus on quality, all at an outstanding value. With over 20 years of experience, we’ve built a reputation across the Twin Cities metro area and beyond, and we are committed to continuing that level of excellence for your new home construction project. We have a number of customizable home plans to suit your needs and several lots available in neighborhoods across the Metro. We invite you to contact us today for more information.