With summer fast approaching, most of us are looking forward to spending more time in our gardens. Did you know that there are changes you can make to your garden, and the outside of your home, that will add value to your property?
At Hunters West Hampstead, we are pleased to say we know what makes homes more appealing, and we can help homeowners connect with likely buyers. When it comes to standing out for all the right reasons, we can make a massive difference.
What changes do you wish to make around your home?
Rated People, a site which compared trade professionals, carried out a study to see the changes homeowners are making to their home, and the value these improvements offer.
The top 10 most value-adding garden improvements in 2021:
1: Swimming pool would add £7,707 in value
2: Home office garden room would add value of £5,325
3: Summerhouse would add value of £5,249
4: Gym/studio room in the garden could increase your property value by £5,107
5: Bifold doors/French windows to the garden will add £4,654
6: Outdoor entertaining area can boost the value of your property by £4,286
7: Decked patio will increase value by £4,227
8: Paved patio will boost your value by £4,083
9: Greenhouse will increase your property value by £3,805
10: Mature plants/trees/flowers will add £3,716 in value
What jobs are homeowners carrying out?
The top 10 jobs rising in popularity, when considering the year-on-year increase between 2019 and 2020, the most for 2021 are:
1: Swimming pool maintenance + 223%
2: Garden gym +218%
3: Wooden/metal/wire fencing +143%
4: BBQ +111%
5: Firepit +92%
6: Sprinkler system +82%
7: Wooden decking +77%
8: Log cabins +74%
9: Summerhouse +73%
10: Playhouse/garden shed +71%
Adrienne Minster, CEO at Rated People commented: “Our gardens and outside spaces have been a lifeline over the past year. For many of us, outside spaces have gone from being somewhere we might spend a bit of time when the weather is nice, to an important extension of our homes which have allowed us to see friends and family when it might not otherwise have been possible. It’s easy to see why homeowners and homebuyers now place more value on outdoor spaces.”
Adrienne also said; “After a long, hard winter, we predict there’s going to be a surge in people wanting to make the most of their gardens this spring and summer – from creating areas perfect for entertaining friends and family to building new patios, garden rooms and greenhouses to maximise a home’s value ahead of selling. We just need the weather to improve now so we can enjoy our time outside!”
If you need any help or guidance regarding property matters, please get in touch. As your local housing market specialists, we will do what we can to ensure you make your next house move in style. Contact Hunters West Hampstead today for all your housing and letting needs.