What Types of Garden Rooms Add the Most Value to Homes?

Most people add garden rooms to their homes with the aim of creating a practical, functional and versatile space the whole family can enjoy. Even so, it is no secret that a quality garden room can make a major contribution to a property’s market value.

Property value contributions are always a welcome bonus, but are rarely the number-one priority for those installing garden rooms at home.

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But assuming you plan on relocating at some point in the future and would like to get the best possible price for your current property, what types of garden rooms add the most value of all? Is there a specific type of garden room that maximises aesthetics, or are all garden rooms equal in their perceived value?

To a degree, you could argue that the type of garden room you set up is largely inconsequential. After buying your home, its new occupants could easily convert your/their garden room into any type of outdoor space they like.

However, there are some types of garden rooms that never fail to attract the attention of prospective buyers in the current climate. Hence, if looking to boost your home’s curb appeal with a garden room, you will not go wrong with any of the following:

  1. An Outdoor Home Office

The home working trend looks set to become the new norm for the foreseeable future at least. Even as the return to normal office life gathers pace, millions have settled into what could be a permanent hybrid working model.

As a result, demand for properties with comfortable and functional office spaces is at an all-time high. A garden room can be set up as the ultimate home office – a practical space for maximum productivity, providing welcome separation from the rest of the home.

  1. A Year-Round Relaxation Space

The most attractive garden rooms will always be those that can be used throughout all four seasons. This is where energy-efficient insulation and high-quality windows and doors can make all the difference.

A garden room that can be enjoyed 365 days a year is always a much more appealing asset than a strictly seasonal summer house.

  1. A Fully Functional Living Space

Planning permission is usually required when looking to set up a garden room as a fully functional outdoor living and sleeping space. However, adding a guest bedroom to your home complete with an ensuite bathroom could send its market value skyrocketing.

If you would like to set up your garden room for this purpose, discuss the options available and the process of obtaining the necessary permits with your design team in advance.

  1. A Family-Friendly Recreation Space

People will often show preference to garden rooms the whole family can use; home cinema and entertainment rooms, games rooms, al-fresco kitchens and dining rooms – all capable of boosting the general look and market value of almost any home.

If in doubt, speak to your design team for their own recommendations on the most desirable types of garden rooms for properties in your area.