It is widely agreed that a quality garden office will add value to your house, research has suggested that a garden office building can add between 5 and 15% to the value of your property.
In many cases percentage gains such as these will cover your financial outlay and maybe exceed the price you pay for a garden office.
We have spoken before that garden offices come in different qualities, and a good quality garden building built using house quality materials and building systems is more likely to give you a good return when you come to sell, than a cheap log cabin style building.
By buying a garden office that is a good size, and has desirable features like big windows which connect the space to the garden, you will create a building that has mass market appeal. If you go a step further and include features such as toilets, a kitchen area or maybe a shower room, you are creating a building that has many potential uses, a space you may use as a garden office might well work for someone else as a granny annexe.
Lets look at some figures:
An average price garden office with a good specification, and several designer features could cost you £20,000.
A average family house could be valued at £250,000 – this will obviously vary due to the part of the UK you live in.
If you take a middle line on the the valuation the research states a garden office could add to your property, of 10%
10% of £250,000 = £25,000
So, you could potentially more than make your money back.
[warning]Obviously these figures are just an example, and you should take professional advice on whether a garden office will add value to your house, and how much it might add in your area of the UK.[/warning]