(and increase the value of your home!)
Having a large shed is a prerequisite for many buyers – in fact, according to a recent survey, about 82% of people put this at the top of their list. Many people see it as a ‘must-have’ – a perfect spot for hiding all the clutter that is invading a lot of the inside space at home. Also, men like the idea of turning it into a sort of ‘man cave’ – or if the shed is particularly large, it could be turned into another room, helping to expand the living space.
The second most popular feature in the garden is a patio, according to a recent survey. It can really add value to your home to have a patio professionally laid using high quality materials. And if you put in some smart garden furniture, you’re also adding to your living space.
Having secure fencing is another feature that is very popular with people looking for a new home, particularly if they have families and/or pets. Fencing gives you privacy and security – and of course they have a decorative purpose as well. Smart fencing can really set off a garden.
Decking has been very popular this past summer. It creates a perfect area for social gatherings and acts as a focus point in the garden. We tend to spend more time in the garden than we did about 5 or so years ago, and having well-made decking in your garden helps you get more out of outdoor living.
Written by Leslie Chetland
9th December 2019