Any time you want to take on a large home renovation project, it’s important to think about how the project will impact your future. While most home improvements increase your home’s value, some could actually have a negative impact, leaving you wishing you’d skipped the renovations and taken a trip instead. At DeFazio Company, we love helping homeowners create beautiful yards with our outdoor lighting and fence installation services, and today, we’re talking about how the right fence can increase your home’s value and set you up for the future.
A Fence Adds Security
A fence’s primary purposes are safety and privacy. It establishes a boundary, defining the line between your property and that of others. Even a simple picket fence that is low to the ground gives prospective buyers of homes a sense of enhanced protection. Families find the extra safety provided by a fence to be particularly appealing. A fence can significantly increase your home’s selling potential if it is located in a suburban neighborhood where potential buyers are likely to have pets and young children.
A Fence Adds Curb Appeal
The curb appeal of your property can be significantly increased by an appealing fence. Nobody can resist the charming appearance of an attractive mailbox situated on a polished white picket fence with roses peeking through its slats. Fences can be lovely and hospitable structures that create a “Come on in” emotion rather than a “Keep out” one. Also, a house with great curb appeal is the best method to draw in more buyers and improve the overall first impression a buyer has of your house.
A Quality Fence Will Pay for Itself
It’s always a good idea to think about how home improvement projects will affect the market value of your property, even if selling is not on your radar right now. Buyers in the market look for features like fenced-in backyards, which frequently influence their decision to buy. If price is a concern for you, consider this: if the materials and installation for your fence cost $5,000, you have the potential of getting at least half of that cost back in resale value. Thus, it is a worthwhile investment in your future.