CAN YOUR GARDEN INCREASE THE VALUE OF YOUR HOME?
When it comes to adding value to the home, there are many simple and cost effective sprucing up which can be done. Many people will focus purely on interior aspects such as a touch of paint, laying down new carpets or wooden floors and other elements which would occur further cost but significantly increase value through remodelling the kitchen or bathroom area.
However, many home seekers aspire to own property with a good garden area which would enable them to relax outside during a sunny summer’s afternoon. It is believed that when people are house-hunting, the priorities of a garden comes only behind the requirements of central heating and double glazing. This would suggest that when it comes to adding value to our homes, sprucing up your garden will be just as important when it comes to adding overall value.
Below are simple methods which you could utilise to spruce up your garden.
It sounds simple enough, but general maintenance is something which is quintessentially important with regards to showcasing a well-cared for garden. A way to look at it is:
A well looked after garden demonstrates attentiveness which is usually transmitted across the entire property area
Although not always the case, it can be said that if a property owner demonstrates a well-maintained garden it is a great sign that the rest of the property is in check. So, if you are looking to add increased value to your property, a simple de-cluttering and disposing of mulch and winter mess can go a very long way.
TAKE CARE OF YOUR LAWN
Who doesn’t love a vibrant green and full in volume lawn? It really can transform the overall look of a garden. Because of the value we place on our lawns, it’s a good idea to get the lawn fully into shape as a method to impress potential buyers. Due to the exceptionally hot summer we sustained last year, the grass will be very vulnerable once the heat intensifies again. That is why it is important to start treating the lawn now before summer arrives. Fortunately, here at Polhill Garden Centre, we have a wide range of lawn care products which will really help in bringing your lawn back to full vigour. Please click here to see our range
PLANTS & FLOWERS
Where would a beautiful garden be without the added colour and aromas of plants and flowers? A fantastic way to elevate the look of your garden is through the addition of plants and flowers to help create an attractive bloom of colour. The best thing about it is that you do not have to be a horticultural expert to tackle such a project, as there are many easy to care for plants and flowers available to populate your garden.
Here at Polhill, we are always at hand to offer our expertise and advice on how you can transform your garden area. Our horticultural experts are more than happy with helping you choose the perfect plants for you!
A BIT OF PAINT GOES A LONG WAY
There are methods which can be implemented which would improve the look of your garden and in a manner, which is cost effective too. This is where paint becomes your best friend. It should not be underestimated the impact that a good coat of paint or varnish can have on your fences, sheds and wooden furniture within the garden area.
Adding value through your garden doesn’t have to break the bank either. For example, instead of replacing all the fences which are maybe looking a bit tired, add a fresh coat of paint which will get them looking as good as new again (if they are not falling apart that is). From a buyer’s perspective, this would leave a positive impression of your property through a relatively cost-effective method.
HOW IS THE PATIO LOOKING
A high-quality look and finish to your patio area can well and truly transform the overall look and feel of your garden. A decent sized patio or decking area can go a long way in adding value to your property as it presents the opportunity for alfresco dining and entertainment for guests.
TOP TIP: Adding outdoor lighting will enable people to make the most of those summer evenings and demonstrates that the garden area is well and truly an extension to your living area. We currently have a diverse range of outdoor lighting, including solar lights which means you can enjoy your relaxing garden time properly without having to worry about your electricity bill!
STYLISH GARDEN FURNITURE
It is simply amazing how a bit of garden furniture can overhaul the overall feel of the garden area. A seating area is a great way to encourage individuals to spend more time out in the garden. With the added addition of a table, it creates the prospect for alfresco dining or a refreshing drink whilst watching the sunset during the warmer months. This is a fantastic way to add further value through the garden.
We have recently opened our new outdoor furniture showroom, where we have a wide range of both metal framed and resin weaved furniture, all of which would help transform any garden area. Click here to see our range
MAKE YOUR GARDEN CHILD/PET FRIENDLY
People who may be looking to purchase your house could have children or pets. One of the first things they will look for when walking around the garden is assessing the overall security, to avoid their children and/or pets escaping.
That’s why it is imperative to have a good level of fencing or walls to prevent such a scenario. This would help for people to feel secure in their garden and thus enabling them to properly relax and enjoy themselves outside.
To conclude, the above methods can all be great measures in helping you add value to your property through your garden whilst not having to necessarily break the bank whilst doing so. Combining improvements across the interior of the house alongside jazzing up the garden can add substantial value. Gardens can exert such an influence over the values of our homes, so sprucing up your outside space is the perfect way to maximise the overall value of your property.