SOURCE: Home Builder Assocation of Southeast Michigan

Home Builder Assocation of Southeast Michigan

March 09, 2015 11:18 ET

Attending Novi Home & Garden Show Is a Great Investment

NOVI, MI--(Marketwired - Mar 9, 2015) - When it comes to investing in your home, one of the most overlooked updates -- yet best return on investment -- is landscaping and hardscaping.

According to a 2014 study by RealEstate.com, outdoor improvements can deliver a higher return on investment (ROI) -- 150 percent -- than interior home improvement projects like bathroom or kitchen upgrades. The study suggests that for every dollar spent on an outdoor space, homeowners can expect 60 cents to $2 back. The study also notes that the proper landscape project can increase property value 12 percent and increase resale value by 14 percent.

Curb appeal is a major factor in selling a home, and according to experts, that first impression can increase a home's value by 20 percent. Top curb appeal investments include new siding, a new front door and deck additions.

"If you look at it from purely a maintenance point, replacing siding is one of the top renovation projects with a great ROI," said John McCarter, of John McCarter Construction, South Lyon. McCarter specializes in fiber cement board siding and says new siding will pay for itself in 15 years when comparing painting and repairs to traditional siding over the same time period.

Popular outdoor additions continue to include outdoor kitchens, fire pits, outdoor living rooms, terraces and decks.

"Investing in landscaping is always a good idea," said John D'Anna with Earth Stones, Inc., of Detroit. "Outdoor projects are seen and appreciated immediately." Earth Stones, Inc. sees an even bigger ROI because the materials they use in their landscape designs -- from pavers to fire pits and wall veneer -- are 100% recycled which prevents millions of tons of materials from being sent to landfills, and are made in Michigan.

The Novi Home & Garden Show, March 27-29, 2015, at Suburban Collection Showplace, will have 24 landscapers, outdoor designers and multiple home improvement specialists on hand to discuss redesigns, renovations and repairs. The show is open Friday 2-9 p.m., Saturday 11 a.m.-9 p.m. and Sunday 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Adult admission (ages 13 and up) is $10; seniors (ages 55 and over) are $9 and children ages 12 and under admitted free! Parking is not included. Go to www.novihomeshow.com or stop by your metro Dunkin Donuts for discount show coupons.

Contact Information

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