Yes, a garden room can add value to your home. A well-designed, insulated and properly constructed garden room can provide additional living space and improve the overall aesthetics of your property, which can increase its value.
According to a report by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), adding a garden room can increase the value of a property by up to 5% depending on factors such as the size, quality, and location of the garden room.
Further research by Ideal Home reveals that a garden room can add as much as 1.5 times its cost to the value of your home. It does state the caveat that it must be properly constructed and insulated. The research isn’t surprising when we consider how many millions of dining tables and spare bedrooms have been lost to the home office.
A trend that doesn’t seem destined to decline. In February this year (2023) The Office of National Statistics reported that 84% of workers plan on permanently adopting hybrid working.
Having a garden room not only adds value it can potentially solve a space problem. It maybe that you have a good sized garden but not a dedicated office or perhaps you don’t have a big enough space for family get togethers and want to build a perfect space for entertaining guests. Maybe it’s a gym you need, a games room or a teenage den or perhaps a little place for you to retreat to. The point being a garden room can add much needed square footage, therefore adding value.
As with any home improvement, how much value you add depends on the choices and designs you choose. Our recommended checklist includes:
- Insulated so it is usable in all weathers
- The correct location, carefully positioned garden rooms can transform redundant spaces
- The right position to maximises views and natural light
- UPVC secure windows and doors
- Constructed using high quality durable materials
- A concentrate base
- Smart, flexible design, allowing you to choose the shape, the size, how it sits in your garden, perhaps incorporating an overhang, veranda, built in facilities or storage
In addition, if you decide to sell your house an insulated garden room that can be used 365 days a year adds a sale-ability that other properties won’t have. It is guaranteed to pique the interest of potential buyers.