Does a Garden Room Add Value to a House?

Garden rooms have skyrocketed in popularity in the past decade.

With remote working picking up speed, and nearly a third of the UK workforce spending at least one day a week at home, the clamour for garden offices is continuing to rise.

And of course, that’s not the only use for a garden building.

With house prices soaring over the last year, people are turning their eyes to their garden as a way of freeing up space in which they can work out or entertain.

A key question we get asked here at InFrame is does a garden room add value to my home.

The answer is yes, in more ways than one, and we’ve created this guide so we can dig a little deeper into this important question.

Let’s take a look.

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Will a Garden Room Add Value to Your Property?

To answer this question, let’s first look at our prices.

A garden pod will cost a homeowner around £16,500 to have constructed and installed (this includes all essential features).

A more traditional garden room, such as our Frame One option, will range from £19,220 to £33,790 depending on size.

With these figures in mind, will a garden room pay itself off in terms of house value?

Well, leading property experts would say yes.

It is estimated that a garden building, whether it be an office or bar, could add around 1.5 times its value to a property.

So, if you’re spending £20,000 on a garden room, your whole property value may rise by £30,000.

Of course, these figures are estimates and it all depends on your personal situation (and the situation of the buyer) but the signs are definitely pointing towards a garden building being a great investment.

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Why Does a Garden Room Add Value?

I wouldn’t blame you if you were sitting and wondering how a garden room could add such a large amount of money onto a property, and that’s why we’ve listed these three reasons:

Increased Living Space

In London, the average price of a property per square metre is over £7000.

This means that liveable space is hugely valuable, and if you can find a way to add some more, you are certainly going to increase the value of your property.

While extensions have been the traditional way of doing this, these can actually cost a lot more than a garden room and can lead to much more upheaval in the construction stage.

A garden building is a great way of freeing up space in your home.

If you find your spare room is a part time workspace, and that a desk and chair occupy most of the room, then by installing a garden office, you can free up this space and get your room back.

Garden buildings come in all shapes and sizes, but you can even get garden annexes which provide a complete space where someone can live right in your garden, and this is sure to add a few pounds to your house value.

Multipurpose Functionality

Garden buildings are versatile places.

A garden office can quickly be turned into a gym for example by just shifting out the desk and adding some workout equipment.

These structures can adapt to a wide range of uses. If you want to throw a party at night but relax during the day, then this is easily achievable in your own bespoke garden room.

This level of flexibility and adaptability makes a garden room appeal to potential buyers as they can envision themselves using it for their own needs.

They may be an artist, or a yoga instructor, and they may see your old garden games room as the perfect place to engage in their passions.

This is sure to make the garden building, and in turn your entire property, much more desirable.

Enhanced Lifestyle

Simply put, a garden room is a great place to spend time.

When the sun comes out, there is nowhere better to relax with all the comfort of your living room but the added effect of feeling like you’re outside in nature.

Garden rooms are designed to suit any need, but more often than not they can be a tranquil and serene place, where it is easy to shut your mind off and relax for a period of time.

On the other hand, they can be a great place to exercise, and for people who don’t have the space in their own home, this can help them stay fit without adding the stress of stepping over treadmills and barbells as you try to make your way through your home.

This added quality of life and the associated mental and physical health benefits are a huge benefit to anyone looking at purchasing a specific property, and this can help to bump up the price they are willing to pay by a big margin.

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Things to Consider

While a garden room will add value to your home, how much will vary.

There are variables to take into account here.

It all depends on the buyer and how much they are willing to pay. If you have a garden gym installed, and a bodybuilder comes knocking to take a look around, you are in luck. Someone else may not see any interest in it.

The location and local market conditions also can alter the value of your home, and this can lead to prices going up and down accordingly.

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High Quality Garden Rooms from InFrame

If you are looking for your garden room to really impress people, then it is vital you choose a company who can offer a premium quality service, such as InFrame.

We specialise in constructing and installing steel-framed garden rooms that are durable and always built to last.

From the floor to the roof, we use only the best materials on the market to ensure quality throughout.

Our design team can work with you to design a bespoke garden room that is truly one-of-a-kind, and if the time does come when you need to sell, it’s sure to impress the viewers.

Want to know more? Why not check out our blog or get in touch with our team, who would be glad to help.

A range of Pre-designed rooms & Bespoke Solutions

  • Our tried and tested InFrame range comes in a range of shapes and sizes
  • Wide portfolio of Offices, Gyms, Cinemas, Games Rooms and Bars
  • A large portion of our work is fully bespoke projects – anything is possible