IF YOU want to increase the value of your home without spending a fortune on the builders, you’ve come to the right place.
You may think that in order to add value to your property, you need to spend thousands of dollars on an extension or kitchen and bathroom upgrade.
While this may be true, it turns out that beautifying your garden is another asset to adding value to your home, and fear not, you don’t need to have a green thumb to be successful.
St Modwen Homes has shown that small changes to your garden can make a big difference in the price of your home.
And when is the perfect time to get started? With the weather getting warmer and a heat wave on the horizon, it’s once again that time of the year when we start thinking about spending more time in the garden.
So with outdoor space being such a huge asset to our properties and research showing it to be the most important consideration when looking to find a new home, what better time than now to give your home a little DIY to remodel?
So how exactly do you start? Award-winning national home builder St Modwen Homes has delved a little deeper into all things gardening to reveal his top five tips to help you put your green space first.
A pergola is a must
The hugely popular and trendy garden accessory of 2022, the pergola is a great way to enhance your garden space.
With Google searches up 80% in the last 30 days alone, rest assured that your garden will be the talk of the neighborhood as this popular trend is set to be a must-have this summer and for years to come.
Perfect for the summer months and super useful when those pesky spring showers hit, a pergola creates a comfortable outdoor space that offers shelter from the unpredictable British weather.
And if that wasn’t enough to convince you to start pergola shopping, did you know that research also suggests it could add up to £4,980 in the value of your home?
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Make sure your garden is safe
One easy way to add value to your yard is to make sure it’s fenced and secure.
Recent research has found that 76% of real estate professionals believe a secure fence, gate or wall will add instant value to your garden.
In addition, optional upgrades such as exterior wall lights provide an extra level of security and serve as a useful feature on dark evenings.
Build a shed
Recent survey results from real estate professionals found that a shed is likely to add the most value to your property, with 82% of respondents claiming that a suitably sized shed is the most frequently cited feature.
A shed is a great way to take your garden to the next level by allowing you to safely store everything from tools and equipment to bikes and footballs.
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When you don’t need the extra storage space, you can jazz up your shed and turn it into a multifunctional space.
Creating that extra space in your garden is the perfect way to instantly increase the value of your property without the expense of a full expansion.
Install a patio
Give your garden a sense of luxury by setting up a beautiful patio – the perfect spot for grilling, relaxing and sunbathing this summer.
Not only is this a great way to turn your garden into paradise, but recent research suggests your property can be valued at up to £5,752.
If you have a little more cash to spend, get some patio furniture to create the perfect outdoor dining area.
And to further enhance your new garden spotlight, why not install outdoor lighting in this area?
Think twinkling lights, lanterns or even a fire pit for the ultimate cozy atmosphere.
Opt for a garden capsule
Have you saved some money and want to take your garden to the next level? Why not treat yourself and treat yourself to a Garden Capsule.
These versatile structures give you a range of additional options to create your dream garden and can add up to 5% to your property value..
With a whole range of ways to use this space, recent survey results suggest using either an at-home gym or an off-site office space to add value to your property.
With many people now working from home, these handy garden pods are the perfect addition to create your dream outdoor office space.