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Backyard Waterfalls in Wantagh, NY 11793
Can Small Backyard Ponds and Waterfalls Increase Your Wantagh, NY Home’s Value?
Backyard waterfalls in Wantagh, NY are beautiful, so it’s not surprising that many people want to build a pond or a smaller waterfall in their yard. They can provide many health and environmental benefits, from bringing you relaxation to purifying the air to inviting wildlife into your yard. However, can small backyard ponds and waterfalls in Wantagh, NY increase your home’s value?
While you may want a small pond or a water feature, it’s no surprise that it’s expensive to create a pond or outdoor waterfall. And when you spend that much money on your backyard, it’s tempting to hope you can get some of that investment back when you sell your house.
There are many factors that can come into play when answering this question, and Scott Anderson Design will discuss them below. If you’re interested in adding a water garden to your backyard, you must read this blog post first. Call Scott Anderson Design if you want to build a pond and create the perfect backyard that may increase your home’s value.
Many Types of Water Features
First, you may wonder what types of water features are available for your Nassau County backyard. One type of feature is a small pond. Nothing is more beautiful than a pond, especially if you fill the pond with koi fish. You can sit outside, run your hand along with the flat stone on the edges of the pond, and breathe in the scent of nature.
There are also backyard waterfalls that you can add to your Wantagh, NY yard. These larger structures are perfect for listening to the calming sound of water trickling into some shallow water.
You can also have a fountain installed in your backyard. However, no matter what you choose, you need to choose a professional, like Scott Anderson Design.
Positives and Negatives
Water features for your Nassau County yard look beautiful, but can they increase your home’s value? There are some positives and negatives of owning backyard waterfalls that can affect your home’s value. Before installing a small pond or waterfall, consider these pros and cons.
They Increase Your Curb Appeal
One of the best pros of water features is they can increase your curb appeal. Many homeowners desire the perfect curb appeal, and a pond with modern flexible liners and perfectly laid stones can do just that.
Many people desire to have a Zen place in their home they can go to and relax. When you include a garden pond in your backyard, you create that serene place. Plenty of homeowners searches for homes with plenty of curb appeal.
It Blocks Noise Pollution
Plus, waterfalls can block noise pollution. If you live somewhere near traffic, this is a great asset and can increase your home’s value. Listen to the water moving and close your eyes. Suddenly, you’ll find yourself transported out of Nassau County and into nature. Who doesn’t want a little break from the city?
However, there are a few cons. One of which is the price. Landscaping of any kind can cost a lot of money, and ponds and waterfalls are no different. If you don’t have a lot of money lying around, don’t build a pond just to increase your home’s value. What homeowners in Wantagh, NY want will always change, so you never know if small backyard ponds and waterfalls will increase your house’s value or not.
They Require Upkeep
Many homeowners may not want your home with a water feature because they require plenty of maintenance and upkeep. Some people may not want to put in the time, effort, and money to keep the fountain or pond looking beautiful, so you may lose potential homebuyers.
Can Small Backyard Ponds and Waterfalls Increase Home Value?
So can small backyard ponds and waterfalls in Nassau County increase your home’s value? There is no definitive answer to that question. Many homebuyers seek the beauty and curb appeal that backyard waterfalls bring. However, others don’t want to deal with the upkeep.
If you’ve considered building a pond or waterfall, you should do so because you want it, not because it may increase your home’s value. If you want to learn more about the benefits of water features, call Scott Anderson Design at 516-729-5668 today.
Some information about Wantagh, NY
Wantagh is a hamlet and census-designated place (CDP) in the Town of Hempstead in Nassau County, on Long Island, New York, United States. The population was 18,871 at the time of the 2010 census.
The Wantagh area was inhabited by the Merokee (or Merikoke) tribe of the Metoac Indians prior to the first wave of European settlement in the mid-17th century. The Merokee were part of the greater Montauk tribe that loosely ruled Long Island’s Native Americans. Wantagh was the sachem (chief) of the Merokee tribe in 1647, and was later the grand sachem of the Montauk tribe from 1651 to 1658. The Dutch settlers came east from their New Amsterdam colony, and English settlers came south from Connecticut and Massachusetts settlements. When the English and Dutch settled their competing claims to Long Island in the 1650 treaty conducted in Hartford, the Dutch partition included all lands west of Oyster Bay and thus the Wantagh area. Long Island then was ceded to the Duke of York in 1663–64, but then fell back into Dutch hands after the Dutch regained New York in 1673. The Treaty of Westminster in 1674 settled the land claims once and for all, incorporating Long Island into the now-British colony of New York.
Early settler accounts refer to Wantagh as ‘Jerusalem’, although earlier accounts refer to the area as ‘Wantagh’. The creek running north–south through Wantagh, and which has been covered up in many places but is still visible between the Wantagh Parkway and the housing developments west of Wantagh Avenue, was originally the Jerusalem River. The original post office was built in 1837, for Jerusalem, but mail service from Brooklyn began around 1780. The town’s first school was established in 1790. At some time around the 1880s, Jerusalem was renamed Ridgewood, and the town’s original LIRR station was named ‘Ridgewood Station’. Later, Ridgewood was renamed Wantagh to avoid confusion with another town in New York State with the same name.
George Washington rode through Jerusalem on April 21, 1790, as part of his 5-day tour of Long Island. The Daughters of the American Revolution have placed a plaque on Hempstead Turnpike to commemorate Washington’s travels, which took him from Hempstead on Jerusalem Road (now North Jerusalem Road) to Jerusalem, on to Merrick Road. He then went on to head east, then circle back west on the north shore. During the Revolutionary War, British ships traveled up Jones inlet and came ashore to raid Jerusalem farms.
Directions from Wantagh, NY to Scott Anderson Design
Here are some remodeling-related links:
- National Association of the Remodeling Industry
- National Association of Home Builders
- The National Association of Professionally Accredited Contractors
- Residential Construction Industry at OSHA.gov