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Living Al Fresco… Are you making the most of the sun?

Living Al Fresco… Are you making the most of the sun?

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Living Al Fresco… Are you making the most of the sun?

Here at Ribston Pippin we have been enjoying the amazing sunshine recently and all the opportunities for some al fresco living… dining, relaxing, gardening and exploring the amazing countryside that we have right here on our doorstep!

But, did you know that going out into the garden isn’t just great for fitness, health, wellbeing, leisure and pleasure… but having a well-kept garden can also add value to your property.   This property got snapped up and we think the gorgeous garden had a lot to do with it! https://ribstonpippin.co.uk/property/farnley-road-menston-ls29-6jp/

Gardening is an upward trend with households enjoying gardening at an all-time high. It comes as no surprise that the overall gardening retail market is currently worth over an astounding £5bn annually.

Outdoor spaces and al fresco living is becoming ever more popular and many more of us jump on the bandwagon when the sun is shining!

Last year, a study* was carried out to find out how homeowners can make the most of their garden space to increase their overall property value. It revealed that the garden feature that adds the most value to a property is in fact – a shed or summer house! 82% of property professionals claim a decent-sized shed or summer house is the most cited feature to boost value.

Check out the superb garden room at this property in Menston (which also has now sold!) – https://ribstonpippin.co.uk/property/norwood-drive-menston-ls29-6ge/

The next on the list was a good quality patio or paving 76% and sturdy decking 62%.  This is crucial to have space to sit and enjoy your garden.  Additionally, comfortable seating is vital if you are trying to create a luxurious outdoor space. Simply bring all the comforts of the indoors to your patio, deck or other outdoor area via furniture, appliances and other amenities designed for alfresco enjoyment.

Others that came high up on the list were secure fencing, walls or gates (72%), adequate outdoor lighting (66%) and water features (58%).

A combination of these top garden features would come in handy when it comes to selling your property. The right garden can add anywhere between five to 20% to your property’s value!

Happy gardening!

 

* Study by SellHouseFast.uk – in total they consulted 36 estate agents, garden designers and property professionals from across the UK.

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