Everyone knows the value of a first impression. Landscaping the front and backyard of your home will give you a 7% better return on your renovating dollar over the average retum on other popular renos. Increasing your curb appeal can be as simple as adding containers of brightly coloured flowers. An other idea would be to add a low maintenan ce garden for blocks of colour and texture. Also consider a simple water fixture in the backyard to add ambience.