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Three garden tips that could boost your home's value by thousands

We often don’t pay as much attention to our gardens as we should, but with the summer a key period for buying and selling, actually putting a little investment into your outdoor space can be really valuable.

Transforming your garden can have a significant impact on a home’s valuation, and there are certain activities you can do to not only boost value, but appeal too. So if you’re thinking of selling and want to do some renovating before doing so, here are three garden tips that can boost your home’s value by thousands…

Landscaped suburban patio garden and lawn. Photo: istock
Landscaped suburban patio garden and lawn. Photo: istock

Add High-Quality Patio Flooring

One of the most impactful changes that you can make to a garden is the installation of high-quality patio flooring. It creates a functional area that’s hard wearing and can completely transform the look and feel of a space.

When it comes to selecting the right flooring, there are several options. Generally, you want to opt for something durable and aestetically pleasing, such as porcelain tiles, limestone, or the likes of sandstone and slate. However, composite decking can also be a good option too.

Then you need to consider the design and layout. Getting this right is key as a well-designed patio can act as a perfect extension to your living space, however you still want to get natural elements into your space such as flower beds and lawns. So it’s all about finding a balance to maximise appeal.

Establish an Outdoor Living Space

Utilising the patio is just as important and many homebuyers will look for properties that have functional outdoor living spaces. By showcasing what you can do with the space, you can maximise its appeal and increase the chance of a sale at the home’s valuation.

Permanent fixtures such as outdoor kitchens, BBQ areas and pizza ovens can add value to a home, alongside storage for outdoor furniture and so on. Again, it’s all about maximising the space without it looking too cluttered.

Additional upgrades could include a sheltered space for dining, allowing people to enjoy meals on those rainy summer days which, let’s face it, we get a lot of.

Implement Sustainable Garden Practices

Finally, sustainability is becoming increasingly important for homebuyers. By incorporating these practices into your garden, you’ll add a huge amount of appeal to environmentally conscious buyers, as well as adding value to your home.

Practices such as rainwater harvesting, and installing a system can reduce water consumption and in turn lower utility bills, something which will be reflected in the price of a home, while using native plants and xeriscaping will significantly decrease water usage can also have a positive impact on the appeal of a home and its price.

Of course, there are many more sustainable garden practices to implement in your garden and they can all go a long way in improving the value of your home when it goes on the market.

And, what’s more, the garden is something more and more buyers are looking at thanks to its positive impact on physical and mental health. So, make sure it’s ready.

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