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Are you looking to add value to your home but you don’t know where to begin? Many homeowners turn their attention to the interior of their property, overlooking their garden area. However, a recent report published by the Post Office has shown that a well-manicured garden can increase a property’s value by an impressive 77%, much higher than alternatives such as adding a conservatory, installing a gym or creating a walk-in wardrobe.
Not only that, but according to the same report, garden landscaping required the lowest budget compared with the other options, making it a highly cost-effective way of adding value to your home and a worthy investment when it comes to the rate of return!
Looking for some landscaping inspiration to hit the ground running?
This article will look into the ways you can add value to your property through a few outdoor improvements.
Which garden features will add value to my home?
The beauty of giving your garden a makeover is that there are no limitations – there are plenty of options available depending on your needs, tastes and budget. You have free rein to design your own garden however you wish, with the added benefit of increasing the value of your property in the long term, no matter whether you are moving in the near future or staying put for now.
Planting flower beds
This minor alteration can speak volumes in your garden, injecting colour and inviting wildlife. Whether you want to create a focal piece in the centre of your garden or you are looking to line the edges of your green space, flower beds in full bloom are a showstopper!
If your turf is looking a little lacklustre, laying new grass can totally transform your outdoor space. Growing more popular in recent years, artificial turf can increase your property’s overall value due to its low maintenance, pristine qualities.
Installing a water feature – such as a waterfall or pond – can make your property more desirable which, in turn, can help to increase its value. When doing so, it’s important to choose the right type of water feature to complement the rest of your garden. You’ll also need to make sure it is well maintained so it’s considered eye-catching and not an eyesore!
A quality patio is a great way of extending your living space outdoors by providing an area to get together with friends or retreat with a good book. In turn, this can see your house value increase by thousands of pounds, superseding the amount of money you spent to have the patio installed.
Similar to laying a patio, well-designed decking is the perfect outdoor living solution, offering a place to dine, relax and entertain. When made from high quality, sturdy materials, a decking area can add real value to your home, both socially and monetarily!
Not only can fencing transform the look of a garden, it also improves security and privacy on your property, all of which make fencing a big green tick for home buyers.
Whether you are looking to add value to your property through garden improvements or you simply want to just add some finishing touches to your outdoor space, the Gardenscapes team can help. Our skilled landscapers can transform your garden with our extensive range of landscaping services, including turfing, patio installation, decking, fencing and much more.
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Gardenscapes are still open for Contactless Surveys & Quotations – we can arrange video surveys online to give you a quotation. Once restrictions are lifted, we will then be able to visit and fulfill any landscaping projects. Call us today on 01932 485 273 for expert advice!