Would taking the grass out of my backyard decrease my home's value?
We are stuck in our house on account of the economy so I want to make improvements to our home that won't only potentially increase it's value/appeal, but also make living in it more fun for us. We're on a tiny lot with a backyard that is approx. ten ft. by fourteen ft. Here is what I would like to do: Rip out most of the (brown) grass and put in a nice patio made out of either stamped concrete or decorative bricks. That way we can have a fire pit, porch swing, etc. We'll have 2 large flower beds and then leave a small strip of grass, approx. three ft. by 10ft., off to the side.