In a recent article in the Guardian newspaper TV architect George Clarke talks about the ways to add value to your house.
He discusses that decorating and making cosmetic changes only work to a point, but the best way to add value to your house is to add extra living space.
Adding value, on the other hand, is all about adding space. Loft conversions are just one idea: extensions, garage conversions, conservatories and even a studio or glamorous garden shed at the bottom of the garden will all provide extra rooms in your house (albeit a garden room in some cases). They’re going to cost you money, but they are also going to increase the asking price of your home.
We couldn’t agree more with George!
A garden office is a significant investment, but by buying a quality, well designed structure you will undoubtedly add value to your house and create a desirable feature when you come to sell.
Over the years estate agents have suggested that a quality garden office between 5 and 15% to the value of your house. In many cases this figure equates to you at least getting your initial outlay back which is always reassuring.
Its nice to have George’s take on this!