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  • Writer's pictureLouise Jones

Do garden rooms add value to your home?

Will a garden room add value to my home? An important question to consider when adding a garden room to your property.


Well, the short answer to this question is…YES!


4 REASONS WHY A GARDEN ROOM ADDS VALUE TO YOUR HOME:


1. INCREASED FLOOR SPACE:

Home extensions are big projects that can be disruptive, overwhelming, expensive and they take time to deliver; for example, if you need planning permission; the decision alone once an application has been submitted will take on average 6 weeks.

Most garden rooms are constructed with full insulation, heating, double glazing, and essential connections for electricity and internet, making them usable throughout the year, and usually without the headaches and challenges of obtaining planning permission; a quick, cost effective and hassle-free way of adding additional floor space.


A cedar clad garden room with covered side area and large patio doors.

2. INCREASES THE APPEAL OF YOUR GARDEN

The presence of a garden room will give your garden the ‘wow factor.’ Having a garden room at your home will create more interest in your property should you come to sell. Your viewers’ will immediately be drawn to the garden room and they’ll begin to think in terms of how they can use it.


An L-shaped garden office and covered outdoor seating area in a lovely vibrant green garden

3. DEDICATED WORK FROM HOME SPACE

Having a dedicated office space is fast becoming an essential feature for prospective buyers. The great thing with a garden room is its flexibility; even if you don’t use it as an office or a place to run a business from someone else could easily change the use making it an attractive proposition for professionals and small business owners.

Some people may be prepared to pay a premium on your property for the convenience of having a garden office already there, as it will save them the time and expense of having one built themselves or it may mean that they no longer need to rent a space.


A large garden office with wood cladding and large upvc doors and windows.

4. CONNECTION WITH OUTDOORS

A garden room can create a seamless indoor-outdoor living experience. It allows for natural light, a view of the garden, and a space to enjoy the outdoors while being sheltered from the elements. This connection with nature can be a selling point for many buyers.


SO, HOW MUCH VALUE DOES A GARDEN ROOM ADD?


Recent data from the Land Registry paints a compelling picture: the average price paid for a house in the UK stands at £312,415. By incorporating a garden room into the property, homeowners could potentially see the value increase by up to £15,600 based on a basic garden room with average costs.


Property values could increase by as much as 15%. As a general guide garden rooms can add 1.5x their value to a home depending on the quality of the build, therefore covering the cost of the installation. The convenience value to prospective buyers is also significant and should be factored in. This is supported by recent research conducted by The Motley Fool that concurs that the addition of a quality garden room increases the value of a property.

During the COVID years, homeowners sought solace and sanctuary in their homes and gardens, emphasizing the significance of outdoor environments in daily living. This trend for outdoor living and garden rooms continues its upward trajectory, it has not waned post pandemic.


The average garden size in Great Britain is approximately 188 square metres, providing ample space for the addition of a garden room. With a modest size garden 16 square metres, a garden room can introduce a new and versatile living space to the property while still leaving plenty of room for a charming garden retreat.


For homeowners that are looking to elevate their living accommodation and their property's value a home office, games room, home gym or cosy relaxation space are a quick, affordable, flexible option.


Source: #Dataloft, The Motley Fool, Land Registry Nov 2023 to Jan 2024, ONS


A poor-quality building is more likely to put off potential buyers, so choosing the right supplier is key. Cosy Garden Rooms can help.


Contact Mark on 0115 7722715 or email mark@cosygardenrooms.co.uk


A bespoke combined insulated garden room by Cosy Garden Rooms in maintenance free composite cladding.




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