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How to Add Value to Your Home With Your Garden

When most people think of adding value to their home, they’re likely to focus on specific aspects of their homes and how they can be improved. For example, a lick of paint, a new roof, perhaps a refurbed garage. While these things are all well and good, let’s not forget one of the biggest spaces on your property: the garden.

How well you look after your garden can be a dealbreaker for many buyers, which is why, this month, we’re going to take a look at some simple additions you can make to your garden that will add value to your home.

A shed

A well-built shed or outdoor building is a surefire way of adding value to a home. It provides essential storage for gardening equipment and, if big enough, can even double up as a place to relax or work. The size of the shed will be important to most home buyers, as a shed that’s considered too small could end up being considered an inconvenience.

A high-quality patio area

When you sell your property to someone, you don’t just want to try and sell them the physical space, you want to sell them a lifestyle. That is, you want to make sure that it’s easy for buyers to see themselves living in and enjoying your garden. That’s why you should consider having a patio installed, complete with a full set of garden furniture. Here at Gardenscapes, we’re experts when it comes to the design and installation of patios, so if you need help dreaming up something that will capture the attention of potential buyers, we’d be more than happy to help.
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Perimeter shrubs and fencing

One of the most important things that people consider when buying a new home: privacy. With homes seemingly getting smaller and closer together, privacy is becoming an even rarer commodity, so if you can manage to offer it through your garden, then this is an excellent way of adding value to your home.

But how can you do this? Well, we would recommend opting for perimeter shrubs or fencing. Fencing is an excellent way to maintain privacy in your garden, but you might have to square things with your neighbour first if the fence will be shared with them.

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Outdoor lighting

Not only can outdoor lighting make your home look stunning, it also allows you to enjoy your garden well into the evening, particularly in summer. Of course, potential buyers might not be able to see these lights in action when they come to view your property in the day, so if you do go down this route, it might be worth suggesting evening viewings to estate agents.

If you need help adding value to your property through your garden, contact Gardenscapes today. With a wealth of experience providing the highest quality gardening and paving services, including hard landscaping and soft landscaping in Guildford and Reigate, we’re the perfect people to help. Give us a call.

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