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If you’re thinking about getting your own garden room, one of the major questions you might have is whether it’s a good investment. The short answer is yes, but there’s more to it than this.

In this guide, we’ll take a closer look at whether a garden room can add value to your property and the factors that will help you get the best return on your investment.

Does a Garden Room Add Value?

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In general, a garden cabin adds value to a property, providing it’s a high-quality garden room that’s appealing to potential buyers.

People like to spend time in their gardens, and a garden room makes this possible all year round. Plus, many more people work from home these days and garden offices provide the ideal working environment.

As such, having a premium garden room is an increasingly appealing feature for many potential buyers.

How much value does a garden room add to your property? This depends on many factors, including its size, the area you live in, the style of the building and more.

We previously published a guest post on this from seasoned estate agent Grant Letts at Curchods in Weybridge, who estimated that a garden room can add about 1.25 times its overall cost. So, if you want to find out the estimated value a garden room adds to your house, consider how much you will spend on it. If you spend £50,000 on a quality garden room, it could add £62,500 to your property’s value.

Grant also said that a home with a small garden studio sold for £30,000 more than a similar home nearby. So, while there are no set rules, it’s clear that garden rooms and garden offices are a good investment.

How a Garden Room Adds Value to a Property

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Why is a garden room a good investment? There are several factors driving the appeal of garden rooms and the resulting value they add to your property.

Growing Demand for Garden Rooms

Garden rooms can be used for several purposes. For example, you may build your room as a garden office, but it can quickly be converted into an art studio or playroom, or be used as a multipurpose space all year round.

A potential buyer may see the opportunity to transform your garden office into a yoga studio, gym or teenage hangout, so a high-quality garden room adds that extra appeal and saleability.

Growing Work-from-Home Trend

As we’ve already mentioned, more people than ever are now working from home. Whether they’re enjoying flexible working arrangements, or running a business from home, a garden office provides them with the perfect space.

A garden office is a calming and productive space to work, making a stylish garden office hugely appealing to those interested in working from home.

Growing Popularity

As more people get garden rooms, more people start wanting one of their own.

Many people have visited friends and spent time in their garden rooms, or seen their neighbours get them. As a result, luxury garden rooms have now transcended their image as a ‘posh shed’ and are now rightly recognised for their year-round comfort, insulation, quality construction, superb craftsmanship, options for plumbing and compliance with building regulations.

Extra Floor Space

A garden room adds more floor space to your property. Buyers may not want to spend more on a larger home, or get an extension after moving in – making a garden room ideal for gaining the additional living space they’re looking for.

Makes an Impression

Finally, there’s the wow factor. A well-designed and constructed garden room can help to sell a property by being a stand-out feature in any garden.

A stylish timber building adds property resale appeal by setting it apart from similar homes in the area – adding both a functional and luxurious element.

How to Get the Best Return on Your Investment

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If you’re planning on getting a garden room, return on investment is an important consideration. Garden rooms are a great move, but you’ll want to make sure you make the most of your investment so that your garden office or summer house adds maximum value to your property.

There are a few crucial factors that can make all the difference:

1. Quality

One important factor that will ensure you get the best return on your investment is the quality of your garden room.

A garden room that features a beautiful design, is made from premium materials and boasts the highest level of craftsmanship will stand out. A high-quality garden room can last for 20 years or more, making it more appealing to potential buyers.

Garden room costs are higher for premium-quality buildings, but a low-quality garden room that looks and feels more like a garden shed or a storage space, will offer way less return on investment. It could even have the opposite effect and make your property less appealing, potentially lowering its value.

It’s therefore important to opt for a high-quality timber building with robust roofing and stylish and protective cladding to maximise the chances of increasing the value of your property. It doesn’t have to be the most expensive one you can find, but it should be made to a high standard. That means a building that’s designed to last for decades, where attention has been paid to all the finer details.

2. Size

The amount of value a garden room adds to your property can be affected by its size. This is because it adds floor space, which is always appealing to buyers.

However, it’s not quite as simple as that. Your room also needs to be a suitable size for your garden. If you have a small garden and you get a large room that takes up too much space, this could be off-putting for buyers. It’s all about creating a building that’s proportionate to the size of your garden.

3. Features

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Specific garden room features are also likely to impact the uplift in the value of your home.

At its most basic, a garden room adds value to potential buyers even when it’s a simple design, as long as it’s made to a high standard. But there are features that make it more comfortable and increase what it can be used for.

Good insulation is right at the top of the list. People don’t want to only use their garden rooms in the summer months. They want to use them during the winter too, and high-quality insulation is essential for this.

Electrics are also important. Ensure it has plenty of sockets to plug in devices like computers, heaters and modems.

Many premium garden rooms include features like a sink, toilet and even a shower. This makes them more convenient to use, and also opens up the opportunity to use the space as a gym, fitness studio, or an overnight guest room.

Your garden room should also have plenty of windows and a large door to allow lots of natural light to enter, which is essential for creating a bright and airy space.

4. Practical Considerations

You should also consider things like the position of your garden room in relation to the house, which affects things like the ease of access.

The view from the main window or door of your garden room is also important. Does it take full advantage of the garden surroundings and receive a good amount of sunlight?

The amount of privacy in your garden room can also play a role in resale appeal. If the neighbours can see directly into the room, this may have a negative impact.

5. The Local Area

Finally, how much value the room adds to your property depends on the area you live in. 

The best way to find this out is to research similar properties in your local area, and also ask a local estate agent.

High-Quality Garden Rooms Are a Good Investment

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Investing in a garden room is a wise move – a high-quality summer house or garden office that’s designed and constructed to high standards will add value to your property.

Plus, garden rooms are a great place to work from, and allow you to enjoy your garden and home to the fullest. For many homeowners, the fact that it adds value to their property is simply a bonus.

If you think you may sell your property in a few years, or simply want to make sure your chosen garden room adds as much value as possible to your property, it’s worth keeping these considerations in mind when planning your dream garden room.

By Paul Ransom, Co-Founder |

April 18, 2024 |

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