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Homes & InteriorsResearch Indicates Significant Property Value Boost from Garden Landscaping Over Extensions

Research Indicates Significant Property Value Boost from Garden Landscaping Over Extensions

Homeowners in the UK who have invested in garden improvements are experiencing more substantial increases in property values than those from extensions or new kitchens, according to industry experts.

A study by the Post Office Money Survey reveals that landscaping your garden could enhance your property’s value by up to 77 per cent, a greater return than that from extensions or swimming pools. The study also found that among home improvements, garden landscaping and kitchen renovations are likely to yield the greatest return on investment, increasing property value by 25% to 75% for investments ranging from £2,750 to £7,500.

The initial research, conducted six years ago, focused on the mid-range market price of a three-bedroom semi-detached home throughout the UK, identifying garden landscaping as the most valuable addition. It proved to be the most economical upgrade for sellers, offering the highest return on investment compared to other home improvement options. A new kitchen could lead to a 25 per cent increase in property value, an extension could add 37 per cent, and a wet room only seven per cent.

Trudi Lovell, Marketing Manager at Bannister Hall Plants Nurseries and Landscaping Supplies in Higher Walton, Preston, said: “Our consumer trends data supports that garden landscaping continues to be a significant growth area with homeowners, especially with the increase in property demand and the prolific housebuilding we have seen over the last few years. Bannister Hall has seen a sales surge in both natural stone and porcelain paving, as well as sales growth in other areas such as plants, turf, topsoil, aggregates and even in garden-lighting products.”

Other research supporting the financial rewards from improving your garden comes from Foxtons estate agents, which reveals that simply having a garden will generally increase a property’s value by 20 per cent. Moreover, 72 per cent of house buyers were prepared to pay more for a property with a garden, according to Foxtons. Similarly, data by Rightmove revealed that access to a garden was a priority for over 60 per cent of buyers searching for a new home.

Bannister Hall CEO, Jon C Hollywood says: “As the North West’s largest single source supplier of plants and landscaping materials, these research findings are clearly a win-win for landscaping suppliers, landscaping professionals and homeowners alike. In fact, in March we were thrilled to win another commercial contract to supply plants and landscaping materials to one of the UK’s best-known major property developers who are actively building sites across the region.”
“Sourced from a variety of UK industries, the above research clearly indicates that many UK homeowners who have invested in landscaping garden improvements have benefitted from a quantifiable increase in the saleable value of their property.”
Sam Allcock
Sam Allcock
With over 20 years of experience in the field SEO and digital marketing, Sam Allcock is a highly regarded entrepreneur. He is based in Cheshire but has an interest in all things going on in the North West and enjoys contributing local news to the site.
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