Investing in your garden can increase your property’s value

Posted on 25 March, 2021 by Editor in Chief

With demand rising for outside area amongst home hunters, traditional requirements like a contemporary kitchen, open-plan spaces, and clever storage have started to wane. Your garden is currently your most significant selling point, so time to give it care and love!

Buyer requirements have shifted because of the pandemic. The attraction of having a functioning garden has grown this year and last. Recent figures reveal that over a third of people purchased outdoor plants and mulch, with homeowners having acquired 322 million more plants than the past year.

Outdoor building specialists, Lidget Compton, provide their top tips for enhancing outdoor spaces to add value to a house whilst grabbing potential buyers’ interest.

Create a social space

Many people have benefited from their outdoor area in the last year, with more than half of Brits spending 84 minutes more in their garden each month compared to the previous year.

Extending the indoors to the outside has been a steady increasing trend and has increased further due to the pandemic. A carefully created outdoor space outside may be a critical characteristic that potential buyers will search for.

Look to invest in an outdoor building

Sheds, summer garden house, offices and outdoor buildings can be excellent for adding value to a home. Investing in an outdoor structure is estimated to enhance the average UK house’s property value by up to £12,000.

From storage alternatives to workshops and office spaces, installing outdoor buildings like modern garden sheds can be great for creating an extension for your home.

The serge in homeworking only makes this investment much more appealing, and 82% of land professionals claim it’s the characteristic that will add the most value to a property.

A centrepiece for your garden

A centrepiece for your garden creates a focal point. A water feature, social area, or botanical display can make a garden look more expensive.

Repainting backyard furniture or producing floral attributes using spare pots, compost, and seeds may upgrade a garden with very little investment and create an appealing visual for potential house hunters.

Keep on top of your greenery

Experts have discovered a well-kept garden can add up to £2,000 in value to a home, so investing in greenery like shrubs, trees, plants, and trees will immediately upgrade the home’s kerb appeal.

Popular blossoms and plants such as fuchsias and hydrangeas include seasonal colour. In contrast, evergreen shrubs like lavender and euonymus are simple to maintain and can make a garden look great all year round.

Add decking or paved surfaces

The garden’s presentation is as essential as the property’s inside, and with paved or decked surfaces, you can create zones that act as natural flow channels from inside to outdoor. 

Adding texture and levels to a backyard can help create an appealing aesthetic appeal for people or possible buyers to enjoy.

Updating your property’s outdoor area is vital when looking to sell your house in the current climate, especially with such a competitive marketplace during the stamp duty holiday. 

Try and experiment with different features and take advantage of the opportunity and improve your property’s worth.

Movehut has an extensive array of investment properties in London

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