Upgrading your outdoor living space not only brings greater enjoyment to you and your guests, but it also increases property value. Just like with any remodel project, before you dive in head first, you need to know how much you can spend. Take these factors into account to establish a realistic budget:
What to Expect
The average cost of landscaping upgrades in the United States is around $5,000. This depends heavily on a number of factors. Some projects start as low as $400, but if you're taking on a large project, like adding an outdoor pool, you can expect to pay over $20,000 – the size and style of pool will influence the price.
It’s important to design your outdoor space to fit your budget, instead of the other way around. You should also set aside 10% of your budget for unforeseen expenses.
Features to Consider
- You may want to install outdoor structures, such as patios or gazebos. These will likely cost several thousand dollars, which will fluctuate depending on ow elaborate your desired structure is.
- If you want garden beds, you may spend anywhere from a few hundred to well over a thousand dollars, depending on how large or intricate you want it to be.
- Lighting is one of the most expensive upgrades because it can require the installation of utility lines to extend electricity to your outdoor fixtures. Another option is solar lights.
- Exterior shades or retractable awnings provide shade and reduce the heat around your home. This, in turn, can help decrease your power bill.
Choosing the Right Exterior Shade
Polar Shades offers many types of exterior shades to fit the needs and size of virtually any outdoor living area. The Mega Shade is great for wide spaces and spans up to 24’. Vinyl window integration is also available, offering you another stylish option.
The ZipRite Shade has revolutionized the way people enjoy their yards. It zips from top to bottom, creating a fully enclosed space. This protects you from not only the sun and UV rays, but bugs, debris and the elements as well.
Our retractable awnings are extremely versatile, as they can be mounted almost anywhere to provide additional shade when desired. With over 200 colors to choose from, this is a convenient addition that will beautifully complement your exterior design.
Get a free, in-home consultation today, so you can factor this energy-efficient upgrade into your landscape design budget. For more information on our products, contact us at 702-260-6110 today.