Does A Garden Office Add Value to Property?

Estate agent valuing a garden office

 

Want a cost-effective and time-efficient way to add space and value to your house?  A garden office pod could be the answer.

It is a common problem: you are working from home, but your home does not have the capacity for an office. You could solve it by extending or by upsizing, but both can be costly and disruptive. A third option is to create a garden office: a simple structure away from the house that takes advantage of the space in the garden, complete with no commute.

Does a garden office add value to property?

The answer is yes! A garden office can add a ‘wow’ factor, and in the current climate, that could be a real selling point.

A garden room, garden office pod or garden offices provides both indoor and outdoor living space which counts towards the total area of your property. As with anything, when it comes to property value, it depends on the market at the time and what the buyer wants, with more people working from home now and going forward this addition to the footprint of a home will increase its value. Garden offices are a relatively hassle-free way to do this.

How much does an outdoor garden office cost?

As with any building, the size, location, and specification of a garden office will all affect what it will cost.  When buying your garden office ask what the price includes to make sure you have everything covered such as: 

  •       Design
  •       Construction
  •       Insulation
  •       Building materials, including the roofing, plasterboard, etc.
  •       Windows and doors (check what type of glazing)
  •       Internal electrics, including sockets, lighting, phone connection, etc.
  •       Project management
  •       A guarantee

Prices can start anywhere from £5000 up to £20,000 depending on what the requirements are.

How much value does a garden office add?

A recent study has found that they can add a whopping £12,000 to the value of your home when used as a garden office.

According to the research by My Tool Shed, (Feb 2021) paying that little extra for a garden office pod can give your property value a much-needed boost.

Marketing correctly is imperative

It is worth noting, it often depends on how well you market your new addition when it comes time to sell. The garden office must be advertised properly. The estate agent should not advertise it as a ‘posh shed’ for instance. Instead, they should focus on the benefits of having a garden office pod and show off its full potential during viewings with prospective buyers, which will add value to your home.

If you are interested in building a beautiful garden office pod that will add value to your home, please get in touch with our team who will be happy to help you.

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