According to new research, landscaping your garden could increase your property value by 77 per cent, according to Post Office Money.
Doing up your garden could add more value to your house than a new kitchen, conservatory or even an extension, the study shows for much less of an outlay! The estimated cost of garden landscaping will cost a homeowner £2,750, compared to an extension which can cost up to £80,000 – or even £90,000, if you choose a basement conversion. The next time you want to add value to your home, consider outdoor improvements such as planting new flower beds, adding a sturdy decking area, laying down a patio, or opting for water features. Nowadays gardens are viewed just as import as the actual house itself. In the age of ‘staying in is the new going out’ people look towards their gardens for a place to entertain family and friends.
Over the past few years, house price growth has slowed, so homeowners have turned to other options to add value to their homes – with improvements being a clear opportunity. Making the right changes to your home can increase its market value significantly – with garden landscaping coming out on top for the most value added.