You may be unaware of how much your property price can increase the overall value of your property. For example, did you know that roughly 40% of potential homeowners would be willing to pay an extra 10,000 pounds for a property that ticks all of their boxes and also boasts a garden. Furthermore, in a recent survey of prospective home hunters, 10% of respondents were willing to pay an extra 25,000 pounds in order to purchase a property with a decent garden.
So, if you want to increase the value of your property, one way to do it is to ensure that your house has a clean and tidy garden. As while your garden doesn’t have to resemble a public garden, if it’s neat and tidy and allows a new homeowner to put their own stamp on it, your home’s value will increase.
Make sure that your garden is low maintenance:
One of the best ways to create a low maintenance garden is to have a patio area, which can be used to place garden furniture and to host social gatherings such as barbecues. Also keep in mind that 65% of the respondents who were surveyed claimed that they enjoy entertaining friends outdoors and that 35% of respondents would be interested in creating a patio area at their next property if there wasn’t one already available. So, if you go ahead and pay for a patio area to be created in your garden, you’ll effectively be increasing the desirableness of your property and will in turn increase the value of your house and garden.
Place solar lights in strategic positions around your home:
It’s also a smart idea to place solar lights in strategic positions around your garden that will illuminate your garden at night and will add extra security to your home. For example, you may want to place motion activated solar lights in front of your home or you may want to illuminate your flower beds, garden path or trees with a few inexpensive solar lights.
Place raised flower beds in your garden:
Flower beds make growing beautiful flowers easier as even if your soil isn’t ideal for growing your favourite flowers, you’ll be able to fill your raised flower beds with high quality soil from your local flower store. You can even use raised garden beds in order to create a vegetable garden.
Make sure that the fence around your garden is well maintained:
If you don’t have a fence around your property, it’s a great idea to quickly place a solid, classic fence around the perimeter of your property. As fenced-off properties attract higher asking prices than houses which don’t feature a fence. If your fence is outdated, it’s well worth repairing it and giving it a new coat of paint.
So, if you want to increase your home’s value through upgrading your garden make sure to fence your property, to build raised flower beds, to purchase solar lights and to create a patio for your garden!