If you are looking to buy a garden office that’s going to be a good investment in the long-term, you don’t want to be too quirky with your design decisions.
We appreciate the skill that goes into designing and crafting unusually shaped garden office buildings. And, we are certainly not knocking those who create them. Rather, we are that design aesthetics are highly subjective when you come to realise the value of your assets.
Recently, we were contacted by a lady who had just bought a house that had a quirky pod building in the garden. The building was only three years old and in perfect condition.
The thing was that the new owner had no need for it, and what’s more didn’t like the look of it, so didn’t want it taking up space in her garden.
The building had a lot going for it, in that it featured a compact shower room, kitchen area and multi-functional living space. All features that many buyers are craving in a garden office building.
Normally, a second-hand garden office would be snapped up really quickly. The lady was realistic in what she wanted for the Pod, and anyone buying would be saving thousands compared with buying a brand new one. Yet, it has taken a couple of months to sell, even with the asking price being reduced a couple of times.
It has taken this time despite us promoting it to our extensive readership, because of it’s quirky design, which only appeals to a small niche of our readership.
We did eventually connect a buyer with the seller, and the Pod is now installed in its new garden, being enjoyed by a new family. But, it is a case in point that opting for too quirky a garden office design can cost you money in the long run.