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How a garden room can add value to your home

In this modern time where space is a virtue and a large property is somewhat hard to come by (for a good price, anyway!) a lot of homeowners are turning to garden rooms. They’re a great way to add more space to your house without having to make any major changes. They also hold a whole lot of appeal for their wide variety of benefits, which is never a bad thing!

If you’re considering selling your home or simply want to know whether garden buildings could add value to your property, we’ve put together everything you need to know.

What Are Garden Buildings

Garden rooms are smaller housing areas you build in your garden, usually entirely separate from your actual house. They might be called summer houses, out-houses or a garden office – whatever the name, the benefits are the same!

Garden rooms can be completely self-sufficient, with a kitchen space and bathroom to essentially create a tiny house in your back-garden, or they can be simpler and be considered as an extra room alongside your home.

Some common uses for garden rooms include:

  • Extra bedroom (those with all the features they need to live in can even be rented out to holiday makers)
  • Office (great for creating a work-space away from the home, keeping your work and family-life separate)
  • Extra storage space
  • Family room
  • Home cinema
  • Summer house (almost like a beach hut but in your garden)

Basically, you can use your garden room design to compensate for whatever your home is lacking in, making the entirety of your property better suited to your needs.

Why They Add Value

Building a garden room adds value to your property in two senses of the word. Firstly, it adds monetary value. As it effectively makes your home bigger, adding another room, it makes sense that the price of your home will increase. Being fairly cheap and very quick to construct, this could be fantastic for people who want to add value to their property.

Outdoor garden rooms also add value in the sense that they make your home more appealing to prospective buyers, if and when you decide to sell. The surprise of some extra space will certainly put your home in demand! A garden room is also a lovely feature to have in a home and something a little different, helping your property to stand out on the market.

What Home Improvements Add Value to a House?

If you’re looking to add value and appeal to your property before you put it up on the market, there a ton of things you can do alongside erecting garden buildings. For example, you could add room by building an extension or having a loft conversion, making your home more useful to the people you want to buy it.

If you’re looking to carry out home renovations before you sell your property, our team at Bluelime Home Design can help you out. Take a look at our loft conversions and previous projects to see what kind of thing we can do for your home.

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