Let your landscaping boost your property value
A well-designed and well-maintained garden can increase property value by up to 20%, as well as give you an excellent opportunity for relaxation and enjoyment. This blog post will provide you with some helpful tips on what merits attention in landscaping projects of any size so that your garden has the maximum effect on your home's value.
What garden features should your design include?
First, your garden should be thought of as an extension to your house, an outdoor room that is inviting and comfortable for your family to enjoy all year round.
It is important for a garden design to include a few different areas: for cooking with an outdoor kitchen or grill (you can read more about those products here), eating, relaxing and entertaining. This will help potential buyers visualise spending time outside together with family or friends and see how functional this space is.
One of the most versatile structures you could include is canopies, louvered roofs that can be used regardless of the weather and are easy to install and maintain.
Small additions to a space’s design, like adding a water feature or garden lighting, can greatly impact and impress potential buyers without spending huge amounts of money.
Garden lighting can make outdoor space more usable after dark and bring warmth to the design. Water features can help create a peaceful atmosphere in your garden, especially if you live near a busy road.
Don’t forget about plants in your design either. You can have planting areas around the edges of your patio to grow fresh herbs and vegetables or to have nice evergreens and perennials that will add more colour to your garden. Take care to make sure that the planting plan is well-thought-out and easy to maintain if you are looking to sell your property.
Use only good quality material for decking and patio areas; something more durable and easier to maintain will pay off in the longer term.
If your garden is big enough you should consider including a space for a garden office, studio or shed in your design. During the pandemic, houses with those structures proved to be more appealing to potential home buyers. A recent survey of estate agents found that a shed is the garden feature that adds the most value. Any extra storage is seen as a bonus.
In summary, a well-designed garden that includes attractive and durable materials and features can certainly increase the value of your property.
If you need any help turning your backyard into something special, just go on our website and book an appointment with our consultant. We are here to guide you through every step of the process so that your new garden turns out exactly how you envisioned it. We also work with the best garden suppliers in the UK for products like decking, paving, garden furniture, outdoor kitchens and other outdoor living structures.