When it comes to buying a property many people, in particular those who love being outside and families with young children, place a considerable amount of importance on having a decent sized garden. In the warmer summer months, a good garden can almost become an additional room on your home, offering you plenty of alternative space to explore and get plenty of fresh air.
Unfortunately, when it comes to selling their homes, many homeowners spend all their time and effort tidying up the inside of their property and completely forget about staging their garden in order to help their prospects of a good sale. Industry polls indicate that those sellers who tidy up their outside space can add as much as 20% to the to the sale value of their house so if you want to get the very best price for your property then you should consider staging your garden.
Enjoy your garden
If you don’t use your garden much, then chances are you may find yourself overlooking it when it comes to getting your property ready for the market. And if you do want to spruce it up, it may seem like too much of a task to undertake. Employing someone to give it a really good tidy up can be one option but it is worth looking into doing it yourself. It is estimated that the average Brits spends around 86 minutes per week looking after their garden, so it shouldn’t take too long to spruce things up a little if you put your mind to it.
You might even end up enjoying your garden so much you reconsider selling!
How can I stage my garden?
Staging your garden is very much like staging any room inside your home. You should begin with a general tidy up; this means mowing the lawn, weeding, and digging over the flower beds and of course brushing any paths and patio areas. You may want to consider adding a few plants if your flower beds look a little sparce – don’t worry if you are not sure what to plant, your local garden centre will be able to offer you advice.
If you have paved areas or decking in your garden that is looking a little dirty, then you may want to consider giving it a new lease of life by jet washing it. If you don’t own a jet washer, and don’t want to buy one then there are companies who can come and do this for you – and it will certainly be money well spent.
Once you have done a general tidy up of your garden you can really begin the task of making it look inviting. Lazy Susan outdoor garden furniture is a great way to make your garden seem like a truly welcoming, useful outdoor space. Adding furniture will help potential buyers to visualise themselves relaxing in the garden after a long day at work, or spending the weekend outdoors playing with their children.
A metal bench, which is easy to keep clean and maintenance free, doesn’t need much room and can look fantastic in even the smallest of gardens. They are a great way to add seating, especially if you don’t have enough room, or the funds to add a table and chairs. They work best placed up against a wall or even with a hedge behind them and are perfect for relaxing in a sunny spot of the garden.
The right furniture will really help to bring your garden to life and show those buyers the true potential of this often-untapped extra space.