Simply by having a garden, your home is probably going to be worth a lot more than many other homes on the market. So many new homes don’t have gardens at all, especially in busy cities. Every square metre of your garden is a potential addition to the overall value of your property.
But it’s important to know what people are looking for when it comes to a garden. They’re not necessarily looking for a beautiful, botanical masterpiece. (In fact, this may put off a lot of people who aren’t too interested in gardening, because an elaborate garden requires a lot of work to keep up.) They’re interested in the space and potential more often than anything else. So don’t just assume that merely having a garden will get you an amazing amount of money – you need to put some effort into it!
In which ways can you use your garden to increase the value of your property? Let’s take a look at some simple and effective ways.
Keep it neat and pretty
Again, planting an elaborate display of floral delights isn’t going to attract everyone. Your garden will instantly scream “demanding” if there’s too much going on. But it’s important that you keep your garden looking attractive. This is as simple as keeping things neat by mowing the lawn and clearing the area of loose dust and dirt. Some flowerbeds are certainly recommended, but it’s worth remembering that even people who do want to develop and maintain a garden probably won’t appreciate a property where that seems to have been done for them. Remember: it’s about space and potential!
If you’ve got a lot of space in your garden, then you may want to consider building an extension of some kind. Conservatories are great if you want to add another room to your property – they’re exceedingly popular and are great for chill-out spaces. If you don’t want things to be quite so closed off – i.e. you want an extension that still remains ‘part of the garden’ – then you can work with patio builders to ensure you get a luxury and relaxing protected space just outside your house. It’s worth noting that you should get such work done if you’re planning to use it yourself for a few years, as opposed to quick value-boosts if you’re going to sell this year.
Landscaping can be a tremendous success if you want to increase property value by making alterations to your garden. Creating pathways and steps can introduce elements of adventure and luxury to a garden that can make your property much more attractive to potential buyers. If you don’t have much (or any) grass in the backyard, then you can hire people to help you out there. You could even consider laying down some artificial grass. It won’t be quite the same, and you’ll have to make sure prospective buyers know it’s fake, but it can still increase property value! Trees may be a very welcome addition, especially because they have so many benefits for your home, including the providing of shade during summer months.