Making improvements to your outside space can add significant value to your property.
Making improvements to your outside space can add significant value to your property.

The 20 garden improvements that now add the most value to your home

New research shows that a year of lockdowns and reduced social contact has meant outdoor space for entertaining is now more valuable than ever to homebuyers.

Monday, 26th April 2021, 4:04 pm

Some 64% of people claimed they wouldn’t buy a property if it didn’t have an outdoor area, with summerhouses, outdoor entertaining areas, external lighting, children’s treehouses, and pizza ovens now among the most value-adding garden improvements, adding almost £20,000 to the value of your home. Other garden add-ons that have gained in popularity over the last year, like a garden home office and a garden gym, could add another £10,000 on top.

The findings are taken from this year’s Home Improvement Trends Report from find-a-tradesperson platform Rated People, where potential homebuyers revealed how much extra they’d pay for different garden improvements.

To mark National Gardening Week (April 26-May 2), here are the top 20 most value-adding garden improvements experts say you can make in 2021, and how much value they’d add.

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