Indoor plants are often used to make buildings more enticing. From skyscrapers to multi-family dwelling units or your own home, including greenery and vibrant colors is not only eye catching, but it can make a space look more friendly. In existing buildings, indoor plants can soften harsh lines in the built environment, making things look more organic.
Most people think of the wealth of benefits that indoor greenery can create, including cleaner air, a more relaxing environment to combat stress, and a boost in mood caused by an increased production of serotonin. But did you know that the use of biophilic design, both indoors and outdoors, can also have a positive impact on the value of your home?
Plants: An Important Factor in Resale Value
According to a 2021 report by Sotheby’s International Realty, the desire for more access to both private and public natural spaces is trending upward, making properties that have been updated or built with biophilic design in mind desirable in the current housing market. A similar study in the United Kingdom ranked proximity to green spaces among the most important factors considered when moving to a new home.
For homeowners, outdoor plant features like gardens and well-maintained landscapes don’t just generate curb appeal, they can take the value of a home to the next level as buyers continue to look for a greater connection to nature. Indoors, houseplants can convey a sense of scale to potential buyers, but more importantly, create the human connection with nature that fosters a sense of happiness and makes your home appear more welcoming.
This becomes especially important for buyers in urban areas with limited access to outside spaces. A home that already fosters that connection could be more valuable to a buyer than one that lacks biophilic design elements. Whether you plan to sell soon or plant your roots for years to come, incorporating plants into your home can benefit both your well-being and your property value.
If you’re looking for Phoenix Plant Design Services, or are ready to learn more about incorporating indoor plants or living wall art into your home for whatever stage of life you’re in, the horticultural specialists at Plant Solutions are ready to help. Learn more about our indoor plant design services.