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How to Create Ventilation System in the House by Yourself

Do I need ventilation in my private home? This question was not so topical until recently. Ecological "breathable materials", wooden windows,...

on Nov 30, 2020

6 Essential Features of a Good Damp Proofing Company

Dampness is a problem that must be treated properly and immediately to prevent it from causing serious damage to your property. This means that...

on Nov 30, 2020

7 Versatile Furniture Pieces For Your Home

If you are moving into your first apartment or are working to replace the college apartment furniture with quality stuff, it is recommended to have...

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Most Common Appliance Issues and What Causes Them

Domestic appliances can last a long time if maintained properly, but even the most well looked after ones will start to show signs of wear and tear...

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Top Tips When Restoring, Rebuilding, or Repairing Wood Furniture

Wood furniture is timeless. You can take a piece that was made fifty or one hundred years ago and incorporate it effortlessly into a modern design....

on Nov 17, 2020

Landscaping: Your Return on Investment

by Dan Eskelson on Apr 30, 2012

Researchers conducted a study of home sale prices and compared the results based on varying levels of landscape quality. Not only were the type, size, and condition of plantings considered, but also the overall design. Landscapes were rated "poor," "average," "good," or "excellent." Results concluded that those homes with good and excellent landscapes had a fourteen to seventeen percent higher sale value than those in the poor and average categories.

This study was done in Greenville, SC and included 218 single-family residences. Though results may vary slightly by region, the study indicates that the monetary return on investment for quality landscaping certainly justifies the cost; better landscapes bring higher sale value.

In addition to sale value, proper landscape installation will insure less expense over time and greater satisfaction. In my years of landscaping experience, I've been required to replant and/or repair numerous landscapes that were originally installed without proper planning and technique. This ends up being more expensive than doing the job right the first time.

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