Boost house prices with garden update
Property prices have dropped in recent months but there are some things that can make a home more valuable.
Experts have shared the garden features that are at the top of the list of many buyers.
Trees and paving could add the most value to a home, according to research by Power Shed.
It showed these features could boost the selling price by as much as 20 per cent.
Decking can boost the value of a property
With the national house price sitting at £287,546 as of June 2023, this could be an increase of up to £57,509.
Other items that could drive up the value include a pond, which could add around £2,000, or a shed, which could boost value by 10 per cent (around £28,700).
Adding these items to the garden before selling could help your home go for more, it research suggested.
However, it is important to note that making these updates can be costly and homeowners should ensure it is worth their time to do so.
The most desired features in gardens
Shed (70 per cent want this)
Trees (65 per cent)
Water feature (53 per cent)
Greenhouse (51 per cent)
Paving (49 per cent)
Pergola (43 per cent)
Decking (42 per cent)
Pond (41 per cent)
Built in fire pit (38 per cent)
The features can boost the value of a home, according to research
Property expert from Your Move Estate Agents Martin McCreath said: “Gardens are very high on a buyers’ list of priorities, with their presentation, size and position often considered very important when making the final decision to buy.
“It is so important you make it look as good as possible and catch a homebuyer’s attention quickly.”
Co-founder of Power Sheds Jack Sutcliffe added: “House buyers are looking for a garden that looks good and is functional. A garden should be a place of relaxation and enjoyment and should be designed to meet the needs of the homeowner.
“A shed can be a great additional feature because it provides that extra storage space and can be used for a variety of purposes such as a workshop or hobby room, which can add value to the property.”