The garden is looking tired. You don’t want to invest in it because you’re thinking of selling or don’t know how long you’re going to be in your home for? But that doesn’t matter…let me explain why.
For many people, just like you, the garden is either a haven or a mere afterthought. Either way, don’t undervalue the potential your garden has.
So, what if you are selling?
The garden is becoming an integral part in the influences created in the property market. One that will continue to grow in prominence as property seekers put emphasis on the garden as they do with other rooms. Existing research shows that 37% of British people are spending more time in the garden than they did five years ago. As house prices have rocketed over the past few years, gardens are finally being considered as an extra room of the house that families can benefit from. But did you know a well-maintained garden can add up to a whopping 20% on the value of your property according to property experts.
So, if you’re designing to sell, keep the renovations at a moderate level. Choose a simple design that suits a broader range of tastes as well as your own. Potential buyers always have their own vision as to how they want to put their stamp on it. You’ll better your chances if they can visualise themselves sitting on the patio with a glass on wine in hand.
Unsure if you want to sell?
The investment is still invaluable, regardless. The true value is in what the garden does to enhance your lifestyle. What the garden does to attract family members more and what the garden does to the desirability of the house. That is the value to you that becomes priceless.
The phrase ‘but we don’t know how much longer we’ll be in this house for,’ is often said. Does that actually matter? There’s something magical about transforming the outdoor space of a home and the dramatic change it brings to a house.
Even if you’re not selling up, a simple garden design can do wonders for you, your family and the time you spend together. Less time maintaining it, more time enjoying it. Make an investment that will pay you back, either way.
Isn’t that interesting?