Picking the right garden building for your property can really make a huge difference.
So to find out what key things you should look for if boosting the price of a property is on your mind we decided to talk with WhatShed, the UKs largest advice site for sheds to see what they had to say.
We are not just talking about a difference as in giving you a space to grow food, store your mower or even give you a little area to entertain guests.
Picking that right garden building cannot only be very practical, but it can also add some extra value to your property and make it look far more attractive to a potential buyer.
Do Not Go For The Cheapest Option
You no doubt have heard the saying, “you get what you pay for” but that is especially true when it comes to a garden building.
You may see a garden shed that is very cheap but do not just look at the price and open up your wallet. Look at all of the different qualities that make up this shed.
What kind of wood is it made from? Does that wood need annual treatment? Look at as many pictures as you can of the shed. Never just buy a shed or any other kind of garden building just because the price tag is low.
If you want to get the most for your money, be sure to look at the various top 20 guides that WhatShed does, as you can see how you can get a high quality structure for a price you are comfortable with.
Here you can see the best of the best when it comes to things like sheds, summerhouses, greenhouses and every other kind of garden building.
Think About Others
If you think that in the coming years, you may want to move. Purchase a garden building that has universal appeal or will be easy to collapse and take with you.
For example, if you live in a family home and think that it will be a family who will purchase your home. Do not buy a huge monster of a greenhouse that takes up the whole lawn.
Instead, think of something that would be more flexible and easier to take with you when you move, some examples might be the 20 suggested here.
They could be a lot more practical for you, as it gives you a fun space to potter around in with your plants and food, but at the same time it’s not superimposing and the only thing a potential buyer will see.
Consider Key Features
By key features, we are talking about things like a summerhouse having a round roof or maybe a shed having a set of oversized double doors.
Just something that makes the garden building you buy really stand out, for example one that has a feature that makes you smile whenever it catches your eye, or you’re proud to show guests as it has a design that really stands out amongst your peers.
At the same time, it would be great if it was something that could be pointed out to a potential buyer, something that will make them say wow and help them really remember your property over the many others they view.
Make Sure It’s Built Properly
Many of us like to think that we could host our own DIY show, but the fact is most of us are more like Tim Allen from Home Improvement than Tommy Walsh!
Nothing can put a buyer off more than looking in the garden of a potential home and seeing some poorly erected structure that they are going to have to deal with once they own the property. No exaggeration, but this could be a deal breaker for many people.
When you pick the garden building that you like, make sure you know what you are doing before taking on the responsibility of installing it.
WhatShed always give you a lot of insight on how difficult a shed, summerhouse, or any other garden building is going to be when it comes to installation.
If you don’t think you can build it properly, hire someone to do it for you. Many retailers will offer an installation service and sometimes it’s better to pay for it to be installed so that it’s guaranteed to be built properly rather than trying to do it on your own.
You could end up having all kinds of problems down the road due to not building the shed properly, plus if it looks poorly built it’s going to put house buyers off when selling your home.
Plus if you employ someone you can tell any potential buyers that the garden office or summerhouse was built by a professional.
What About A Multi-Purpose Garden Room?
While we think something like a lean to greenhouse or a kids playhouse is really cool, the fact is these kinds of structures as practical as they may be for you, may not be a huge selling point.
Having a garden building like a good sized summerhouse or a larger shed can really be something that has a million uses. It can be used for general storage, a place for the kids to play, or you can even make it somewhere you can go and relax, or even use it as a home office or gym.
Having a garden building that can be used for many different requirements and not restricted to just one use can be very attractive to potential buyers, as they can then envisage themselves using the space.
Presentation Can Be The Key To Making A Garden Building Shine
While the design of the garden building should be appealing that is not exactly what we are talking about here. We are talking about the finishing touches to a garden building.
For example, if you have a nice old school looking shed, give it a coating of paint as it will help promote its classic looking features.
If you have a large garden building that you are using as an office or even as a party room, make sure the blinds and lighting you use complement the design of the building too.
It is one thing to buy a garden building that is easy on the eyes, but it is all down to you to really make it part of the property and make it feel like a natural extension to the house.
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