Whilst there are numerous life-changing aspects to owning a beautiful garden room, there is one major factor that we will endeavour to highlight in this article, and that is the one of value
How much can a garden room really bring to your existing home?
The amount can vary considerably, there are many factors that affect the level of appreciation which can be added to your home. These factors are primarily;
In some cases, homeowners decide to extend with a home extension build. These are often very large projects, which take several months to complete and require considerable investment, time and planning. Because of this, homeowners can often be left underwhelmed when these are concluded. Garden rooms really maximise the space available and can be built in as little as two weeks. The garden room excels here at providing the best return on investment, with the least amount of stress and interruption.
It is important to bear in mind that a well-built garden room will certainly give your home that ‘X’ factor, whereas a poorly built installation will almost certainly deter buyers. This is a long-term investment and therefore, the garden room must be of the highest quality available. This will make your home more appealing and will allow your home to stand out from the crowd.
Shrewd buyers are ever more on the lookout for a property with an additional building. Something they can turn into, well, anything they like really! The garden office or gym, an extra sleepover room for visiting family and friends, or much more lucratively, a space that they can rent out for extra income.
The benefit of your position as seller, will be that with the extra space ‘ready to go’, you are maximising your home’s value. You invest more now, to reap the benefits of that investment in the future. On average, the expected increase in value can be between 5 and 15%.
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An often overlooked but pertinent consideration for adding space to your home, is the offset of the costs and long-term value of your new garden room, compared to those of moving home entirely. The costs of moving are substantial and can be quite surprising. This is excluding the time spent on selling your home in the first place, the extra energy spent in seeking out that new home, as well as the endless packing and unpacking.
Dramatic decisions can be made where space is required, without the more lateral approach of exploring the cost and time-effectiveness of simply adding the extra space you need, to your existing home, by way of a rather splendid garden room.
But value isn’t just about finances. Let’s also discuss the benefits of a luxurious garden room for you and your family’s lifestyle. The sheer versatility that a garden room affords, will allow this extra space to adapt and become whatever you need it to be, whenever you need it. From the professional garden office, to the family gym, teenager retreat, sound studio or granny annexe. These buildings are designed to adapt to your needs where required. And let’s not forget their impressive green credentials!
Home working is an increasingly popular trend with many money saving, environmental and mental health benefits, if you are able to work from home, a garden room is the ideal place to do it.
If you have a large extended family, you've got the space you need when they all visit at Christmas! Or a more permanent solution for an elderly relative. They are close to you, safe and can choose to have privacy and company when they need it. A self-contained, luxury build, can also work out a good deal cheaper than the fees for a bland and uninviting residential home. Housing them comfortably in a purpose-built garden space is ideal and family is incredibly important!
There is also the option of using your garden space as a regular income. Living in or near a university town, there is much demand for student space, you may even already rent out a room in your house and be looking to increase this income. Similarly, if you live on the coast, or in a popular holiday spot you can choose to use your new self-contained space as a small holiday home, subject to the correct planning permission being obtained. If you need help in this area, as usual Swift can help you with that!
If you'd like to discuss anything in this article a bit further, or you've already made the decision to start your luxury garden space with us, give us a call or send an email. We would love to help!