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With the summer months promising a season of sun and property market surges, we're sharing guidance on how to make your gorgeous garden pay for itself.
If you'd like to increase your home's value, spending some time on the outdoor space is a must, with summer buyers and sellers extra vigilant about their green space options.
Here are a few improvements you can make:*
Add a building
Potential gain = between 5% to 15% value to your home
Over lockdown, many of the country's professional workforce found themselves stuck at home and searching for places to accommodate working from home, opting for a noisy kitchen or dark spare room where no other options were available.
For those homeowners and landlords already benefitting from having an outdoor building, many found that they could use that to their advantage to raise the value of their property.
Outdoor buildings can be used in many inventive ways, such as an office or gym.
Letting the outside in with bi-folding doors
Potential gain = between 5% to 10% to the property's value
Over the past few years, bi-folding doors have become a fashion symbol for homes as their popularity has grown massively.
Fewer homeowners have opted for conservatories, instead favouring extensions in other parts of their home to avoid taking away from their gardens.
However, as well as opening up the space joining your indoors and outdoors, bi-folding doors can portray your property as an ideal location to entertain guests or host summer events.
Add decking
Potential gain = up to 10% added to the value of your home
For those who routinely invite over friends and family members, this feature can give a garden multiple levels and different zones, so don't be afraid to be creative when looking at ways to maximise on space.
Just a splash of paint
Potential gain = 5% or around 12.5k in value depending on the project
Whilst at first it may seem like a daunting task, adding a lick of paint to your home’s exterior can make a big difference.
Are you curious to discover how much your home may be worth? Contact us today.