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How your garden can add value to your property

Posted on Thursday, September 17, 2020

How your garden can add value to your property

Since lockdown, there has been a massive shift in property priorities. Gardens and outside spaces have shot to the top of the list. But did you know that a well-kept garden can add as much as £2,000 to your property’s value?

If you are looking to sell, here are some of the best ways to make money on your garden.

Research revealed that the garden feature that adds the most value is a shed. In fact, 82% of property professionals claim a good-sized shed is the most recognised feature to boost value.

Next up is a good quality patio and paving area at 76%. Followed by secure fencing, walls or gates.

The garden feature, however, with the least value worth is artificial grass at 40%.

These statistics can be beneficial for when it comes to selling your house. The right garden can add anywhere between 5 to 20 per cent to a property’s value.

With 37% of Brits spending more time in their garden than they did five years ago, outdoor space is becoming more and more in demand.

We should also point out that a combination of these top garden features is much more beneficial than focusing on one alone.

Decent sized shed:

82%

Good quality paving/patio: 

76%

Secure fencing/walls/gates: 

72%

Adequate outdoor lighting:

66%

Sturdy decking:

62%

Water features: 

58%

Well-designed garden furniture: 

54%

Artificial grass/lawn: 

40%

The takeaway from this research is that you do not have to throw a lot of money into garden revamps.

Make sure your space is maintained and well kept, showcasing its true potential to your possible buyers.

There are plenty of good garden re-vamp ideas on Instagram and Pinterest so get scrolling!

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