If you get it right, your garden can actually add up to 20% to the value of your property, so it’s definitely worth giving it some care and attention if you are thinking of selling your home or getting it valued. It’s worth thinking of the work you choose to do to your garden in terms of investment; that is, research it carefully and consider your target audience (potential buyers) when you are making changes. Here are three ways in which your garden can increase the value of your property.
It Differentiates It From Other Homes In The Area
Any potential buyers are likely to be checking out a few homes in your area if they are considering moving there, so you need to ensure that there is a particularly special feature (such as an attractive garden) of yours that makes them truly fall in love with it. At the same time, having a garden that is perceived as needing a lot of upkeep can be off-putting to potential buyers, so it’s important to get the balance right.
Features including decking and fire pits are becoming increasingly popular with homebuyers, or if you would like to make the most of the wildlife in your area, you could speak with a local pond centre about installing a pond. If you install a pond with good filtration and a pump it doesn’t require a lot of upkeep, and it’s just the kind of unique feature that the right buyer could fall in love with.
It Creates A Tranquil Space For Urban Dwellers
If your home is in an urban area, having a small amount of green space is incredibly attractive to potential buyers. Even a roof terrace or a balcony will do the trick if you don’t have a garden, provided that you create the air of tranquility that people are seeking.
Create a cozy seating area and furnish the area with potted plants to give it the feeling of the great outdoors, and add uniqueness with decorative flourishes that are unique to your property.
It Provides Space For Families
The type of garden that your buyers are likely to be attracted to depends on the type of property it is attached to. For example, if your home is a three-bedroomed semi-detached property then it’s likely that you will attract families. Families will appreciate a garden that has a lot of space for the children to play in, as well as an area for the adults to relax in. You could consider installing a barbeque for family meals or creating a nature reserve area for the children to enjoy.
Alternatively, if you are selling a smaller property you might attract a different type of buyer. If you think that younger professionals might be your target market then it’s important to keep your garden as simple as possible, as they are likely not to want to do any upkeep! Alternatively, if you think that your property would be appealing to retirees with more time on their hands, it’s worth showing the potential for an engaging gardening project that they can enjoy.