Does Gardening and Landscaping Increase Property Value?
Beautiful gardens are highly sought after in the world of property—but could gardening and landscaping add value to your home?
If you’re considering selling your home and looking for simple ways to boost its sale value, cracking out your shovel could be the answer. Gardening and landscaping can add as much as 77% to your property’s overall value, according to a recent report from Post Office Money.
Our team of Warwick estate agents have put together a quick guide to help you decide whether this home improvement is right for your property. Here’s everything that you need to know.
The Cost of Gardening and Landscaping
First thing’s first, let’s talk about your budget. Revamping your garden space is no small feat but it could be worth your time, effort, and money. The report from Post Office Money reveals the average cost of gardening and landscaping to be £2,750 with an estimated 77% increase to your home’s value.
That figure may sound hefty. However, it’s worth comparing this investment to other home improvements and the value they yield. For example, adding an extension to your property costs an average of £80,000 and only adds around 37% in sale value. Similarly, a basement conversion will set you back an average of £90,000 and only boost the value of your home by roughly 17%.
Whenever you’re investing in your home, weigh up the input costs versus the potential output. Many of the most in-demand houses for sale in Leamington Spa feature attractive outdoor spaces. Given that and the above statistics, choosing to give your garden a makeover could be a savvy move for your bank account.
Affordable Gardening and Landscaping Tips
Of course, the easiest way to improve your garden is to hire a professional team of local experts. However, if you’re on a budget, there are some straightforward DIY tricks you can use. Here are some tips to upgrade your garden cheaply:
-Start from scratch with seeds
-Reuse old furniture as planters
-Plant a sustainable vegetable patch
-Invest in fast-growing climbers
-Revamp your shed with a lick of paint
-Shape your lawn and add smooth edges
Should you have naturally green fingers, the above changes won’t be too much hassle. When buying a new home, many people tend to notice the fine details. Taking the time to tend to your garden is certainly worth your effort.
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Thinking about selling your home? Our experts are available to answer any questions you may have. Why not book a no obligation valuation with our team today? You can call us on 01926 832411, use our contact form or reach out now via Live Chat. We look forward to hearing from you!