With the recent changes in the housing market and the increasing challenge of home ownership, it’s no surprise that people are looking to find alternative ways to achieve their dream home.
Now that many homeowners are finding themselves unable to move up the housing ladder, they are looking to upgrade their homes to achieve extra floor space and the addition of bespoke spaces such as a home office or gym. But extensions and building works can be extremely expensive and with the Office for Budget Responsibility (OBR) predicting a drop in house prices of 9% between now and autumn 2024, it might not be the best option.
Garden Rooms or Studios are a cost-effective addition to any garden, creating a bespoke space to meet your unique needs.
An important consideration for any sensible homeowner would be to ask ‘will this add value to my home?’ and we are happy to answer YES! Adding a Garden Room to your property will absolutely add value.
In this article, we look at 5 ways that you can add value to your home with a Garden Room.
- A Dedicated Home Office
One of the most sure-fire ways to add value to your home is to ensure that it meets the demands of the current times. Since the shift from office working to hybrid and remote, there are an increasing number of people looking for homes with the space to provide a comfortable home office.
Rightmove reports that searches containing ‘garden offices’ are up by 1046% from a decade ago - a staggering increase! So if you were looking to sell your home, you can guarantee you’ll have a superior feature to boost your sale.
- A Home Gym or Relaxing Retreat
Investing not only in your home, but also in your health is a huge focus for fitness-conscious buyers. When paired with the increased number of people working from home, it should come as no surprise that people are now viewing their home with the goal of creating a truly optimised space that meets all of their needs.
Buyers wishing to create a bespoke space for their health and fitness will be drawn in by a dedicated Studio with insulation, power and security. It makes the perfect space to house gym equipment, install climate control and enjoy a relaxing view of the garden.
- Attract Hobbyists
Most homes today are built with a standard format in mind. This can mean that new-build homes don’t often lend themselves to having extra space for hobbyists. Older properties are more likely to benefit from additional floor space. This could be a corridor, under the stairs or an alcove which could be used for mini offices or a space to enjoy arts, crafts and hobbies.
By creating a warm, dry and secure space in the garden, you can attract those whose hobbies require additional space in the home. A Garden Room could be the perfect retreat for the home brewer, model railway enthusiast or arts and crafts lover.
- Increase Your Floor Space
There are many reasons why embarking on a home extension may be less than ideal. They can be very disruptive, overwhelming and cost a fortune. If you’re looking for a cost-effective and hassle-free way to increase your floor space, adding a Garden Room to your home will tick all the boxes.
If your dream is to add a home office, home cinema, games room or relaxing retreat to your home then most will consider sacrificing a bedroom to achieve this. Not only can this be a big inconvenience, it also falls short of achieving a true balance of space in your home.
Building a Garden Room as a truly separate space offers privacy, flexibility and the freedom to create the perfect space for your needs - or the needs of prospective buyers.
Traditional extensions and loft conversions may add more value overall but you will achieve far better value for money!
- The ‘WOW’ Factor
There’s no denying the benefits of being outdoors. Our Garden Rooms are beautiful additions to any outdoor space. When potential buyers are scrolling through Rightmove, an eye-catching feature such as our Studios will undoubtedly draw in a wider audience.
By not only creating a bespoke space for yourself, you can also create a buzz about your property and a higher number of viewings will result in a better sale.
How Much Value Will a Garden Room Add?
As our Garden Rooms are of excellent quality and durability, you can expect them to add 1.5x their value to your property. According to some estimates, depending on the size of your Studio, you could potentially increase the value of your home between 5% and 15%.
Not only does a Garden Room add significant monetary value to your home, it also raises the overall appeal of your property as a modern and stylish addition.
That said, choosing a poor quality Garden Room is likely to achieve the opposite so choosing the right supplier is essential. At Vivid Pods, we use high quality materials down to the last detail. To find out more about our Garden Rooms, you can get in touch here or call us on 01454 414537.