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​DOES A GARDEN ADD TO THE VALUE OF YOUR HOME?

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As you would expect, the majority of people go to great lengths when sprucing up their homes in the hope of making a sale. In the past gardens would foolishly be overlooked in this process, their potential undervalued by homeowners and prospective buyers alike.

But times have changed. Almost 40% of Brits now spend more time in their gardens compared to five years ago.

Over the years homeowners have begun to take more and more pride in the layout and landscaping of their gardens, with buyers also following suit, putting the same emphasis on the garden as they do other rooms when viewing a property. The garden is becoming an integral consideration in the house buying process.

A huge part of selling a house is standing out from the crowd. Large or small, the condition and appearance of a property’s garden is going to play a part in successfully achieving that.

First impressions count and in many cases the garden is the first thing a person sees when arriving at your property. A badly maintained garden could be enough to put off a potential buyer before they even set foot inside.

Research recently conducted by property buying website “Sell House Fast” surveyed estate agents, garden designers, landscape gardeners, property professionals and consultants. The results found that a well-maintained garden can add up to 20% to the value of your property. Based on the current UK average for property prices that’s £60,000, and up to £90,000 for properties in London.

We’re not necessarily talking about acres of land either. The majority of the estate agents surveyed agreed that even a small garden or courtyard, if well crafted, would certainly be worth more than a similar property on the same street where nothing had been done.

In a separate survey conducted by estate agent Foxtons it was also found that 72% of their clients said they would pay more for a home with a garden.

What is certain from all this is that a well-maintained outdoor space is more in demand then ever before and if you are thinking of selling up in the near future, your garden could easily be the deal breaker.

If you have found this article interesting you may also enjoy one of our previous articles; The Importance Of Good Garden Design And Landscaping.

THE IMPORTANCE OF GOOD GARDEN DESIGN AND LANDSCAPING

Whether you’re planning a complex landscaping project or a simple revamp of your current planting scheme, the careful design and construction of a garden will quickly turn an underused space in to one you can be proud of, resulting in years of enjoyment, enhancing the overall appearance of your property and often adding to its market value.

With this in mind using an experienced and professional Garden Designer is the most effective way of getting the most out of your garden, ensuring you achieve its full potential and create something that will look good for years to come.

At the earliest stage possible, careful consideration should be given to what it is you want to achieve with your garden and the general theme you would like it to follow. Your Designer will then interpret these ideas and create a design that suits your lifestyle and requirements, often exceeding your expectations.

Over the years Landscaping Solutions has provided services for Garden Designers on countless projects, working directly with a number of professional Garden Designers, bringing garden designs to life and forming strong working relationships along the way.

We are strong believers that word of mouth is the best advertisement and as a team, continually strive to provide high quality, competitively priced solutions for both designers and clients. We are quick to turn around clear, detailed costs and specifications and exacting in our execution.

We approach all of our projects with a clear understanding of the pressures associated with restricted access, lack of space, and client relations.

We can help out with site surveys, building details and associated technical difficulties, source and specify bespoke products and services and offer quality maintenance and aftercare services. Our aim is to provide peace of mind to both designer and client that all our work will be completed on time and on budget, resulting in a finished product and service we can all be proud of.

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