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The average cost for installing a full landscaping detail is a little more than $3,200. This initial investment is actually quite low considering the value a great lawn or garden can add to your home both in terms of financial value and aesthetic. However, when you want to totally redo your exterior space and change the design of your garden, there are a few ways in which you can do so without breaking the bank.
Planning a Total Home Transformation
Aside from understanding what kinds of plants you’ll be adding during a garden renovation or which type of flooring you’ll be using during a kitchen makeover, it’s important to plan your renovation from a design aspect as well as a financial one. To understand just how much your renovation will cost, whether it’s interior or exterior, you’ll want to start by figuring out what exactly you want to do. Determine which areas are the most important to renovate and make a dream design board of the features you’d like to include. It can even be like used cubicles for your home office design. Once you have all of that in mind, you’ll be able to effectively budget for the rehaul. This will give you a good idea of how much money you need to allocate and where you can get it from, whether it’s from savings or from something larger such as releasing money from your property via a reverse mortgage.
Where to Save Money
If you’re redoing your garden, the good news is that there are plenty of cost-effective ways to do so that will still leave you with a beautiful, transformed space. First, you can focus on transforming the space rather than totally redoing it. This means using old garden materials or furniture in a new and different way. Prepare to repaint old items and even DIY your own new items out of old materials. Focusing on accentuating the area you have to work with is another way to renovate the space without having to invest too much money in totally changing the entire design. Finally, you can host a plant swapping party where you get new plans for “free” from other gardener friends. This will help you gain a new garden aesthetic.
Planning for the Future
However you decide to transform your home and garden, it’s always important to plan for the future. Incorporating timeless design themes and planting fruits, vegetables or herbs that can be used well into the future are all great ways to invest intelligently into a garden transformation that will leave you and your bank account happy.