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Which Garden Features Add Real Value To Your Property?

If the recent pandemic-induced lockdowns have taught us anything at all, it’s that we should all appreciate much more what it means to be at home. More than ever before, our homes need to deliver a comfortable environment in which to live and work, socialise and relax.

There’s a financial incentive too. Whether or not property prices continue to rise, bricks and mortar are considered to be a solid investment choice, and upgrading your home can be an excellent way to increase the value of the asset.

That being said, when it comes to making home improvements, don’t forget the garden! The outside of your house can be just as important as the inside.

In fact, recent research shows that a beautifully maintained garden can add up to 20% to the value of the property, with more than 2/3 of homebuyers prepared to pay more for a house with a garden. Of course, it’s not just the space you have but what you do with it that counts. Here are a few suggestions.

Hot tubs and swimming pools

Given the hot summers we’ve been having recently – not to mention the prospect of many more to come as a result of climate change – it is perhaps not surprising that outdoor pools and hot tubs in the garden have seen a significant rise in popularity.

If you have the budget and the physical space to have a pool built in your