Your garden can add a significant amount of money to the value of your home… However, this doesn’t mean you can leave it to its own devices, allow it to grow into a jungle and let it lure in all of Australia’s best known, favourite creepy crawlies expecting that sentence to come true.
You and your garden will have to work to increase your sale value and there’s a few ways you can do this. If you hadn’t worked it out already, we wanted to give you some tips of how to do this WELL.
Now this may sound like a scary word to you, and you’re not wrong… According to Hipages.com, landscaping your garden can cost up to 10% of the total value of your home. Now if that isn’t going to put you off, i don’t know what will. But, it doesn’t have to be that way and of course, it all depends on the scale of the job at hand! According to research, if done well landscaping can add up to 28% to your home's overall value!
If you’re looking to landscape your garden, it doesn’t have to be out of reach. Landscaping can be done on a budget and it’s not hard to find endless amount of advice on how to do this. Remember, landscaping your garden adds value to your home, but it’s definitely not worth spending the amount you expect to receive back. Try to recycle plants you already have and reduce your lawn size with pretty flower beds or hedges. Making a plan of action and shopping around will save you money.
You can read more about landscaping on a budget here.
Roll out the lawn
Fresh, luscious lawn can do wonders for the look of your garden. If you don’t want to spend out a fortune, shop around for the different types of lawn and use grass seed in any places that can be saved. No one likes a patchy lawn and as well as improve the look of your garden, it can add value to your home.
We all know that getting outside and embracing the outdoors is good for you so why not design your garden to make use of entertainment areas outside! Entertainment areas are for the family bbqs, garden parties or simply for yourself where you can get away from the hustle and bustle of family life and concentrate on your own wellbeing. Get some inspiration of outdoor areas on homestolove.com or simply type garden entertainment areas into Pinterest - it’s never short of great, low-cost ideas!
Outdoor kitchen anyone?
Too much...? No way! Why go for your average bbq when you can bring the kitchen outside, and they don’t have to be big and ugly! Outdoor kitchens bring personality to your home and believe it or not DO add value to your property. Also, there’s nothing better than bringing the party outside and having a chilled space that doesn’t involve being indoors.
Outdoor kitchens symbolise luxury and according to BBQbazaar.com, property buyers are willing to pay out more for a home that offers one!
C’mon, who would turn down a house with an outdoor kitchen?!
Find out more about how outdoor kitchens can be a huge advantage to the value of your property here.
We’ve listed a few, however there are endless ways to add value to your property through your garden. With the climate we have and for our own wellbeing, getting outside can do wonders for our health, so why would we not want to splurge that extra bit on making our gardens a retreat we can escape to, and enjoy with friends and family.
Get in touch with the team at Your Property Profits if you would like help and advice on how to gain that extra bit of value on your home. Request a free consultation by emailing the team at firstname.lastname@example.org.