How Much Does A Backyard Renovation Cost?

15/02/2021

“How much does a backyard renovation cost” is a common question home owners ask when they’re planning to extend or remodel their home. The average cost can vary, depending on the work that needs to be completed. In this blog post we outline the costs and features of a backyard renovation.

Several factors contribute to the overall expense of a backyard renovation. These include the size of the lot, the quality of the materials used and the features you wish to install. Some of the most-common costs involved with a backyard renovation are: a new lawn, a pergola or deck and landscape design.

Plants usually take up half of the total space used during a backyard renovation. New grass, trees and pruning of existing trees can cost between $1,000 and $5,000. If you buy pre-seeded grass and want a more comprehensive landscaping job done then your project can cost up to three times this amount.

Even more expense can be incurred during a backyard renovation if you want to install a gazebo or pergola in your backyard. These augmentations will cost you between $15,000 and $50,000; a fee which includes the previously mentioned landscaping work as well as extra features such as a path or pond.

Budgeting for a backyard renovation can be done fairly easily with a bit of work. One major landscaping organisation recommends home owners budget 5-10% of the value of their home to their backyard renovation. You can save a few dollars too by following a few simple hints before you employ a contractor. These include:

  • Installing native plants.
  • Using crushed stone.
  • Doing as much of the landscaping as you can yourself using YouTube videos as a guide.
  • Avoid expensive features you won’t use, like a water fountain or swimming pool.

The return on investment on your backyard renovation will depend on the features you install. Some backyard features, like a swimming pool, offer an extremely low ROI, while others, like a deck or pergola, offer a high return on investment which seriously increases the value of your home.

KBMS supplies high quality pergolas to the Sydney region. If you are undertaking a backyard renovation and want to invest in a strong feature that will increase the value of your property, please reach out and ask us about our backyard pergolas. We supply and install pergolas all across the wider metropolitan Sydney region. Call us on (02) 9750 7128 to ask any questions about backyard renovation cost or log on to our online store to make a purchase.