I’m a gardening expert and these are the cheap DIY improvements you can do to add £26k to the value of your home
IF you’re looking to spruce up your garden but don’t have the budget for a landscaper then listen up – these garden improvements can add value to your home without breaking the bank.
Whether you are planning to sell your home, or you just want your garden to look its best, these cheap improvements can be done by yourself.
The gardening experts over at Roofing Megastore have revealed the top cheap DIY improvements you can make – and together they can add a whopping £26,242 to your homes value.
Outdoor dining area
Houses that feature an outdoors dining area can increase the value of your home by £6,164, said Managing Director, Gian-Carlo Grossi.
One couple on TikTok shared on their account, Our Home Style, how they created their own entertainment space for just £1,800 after being quoted £6,000 by a landscaper.
By simply adding some paving stones from eBay, stylish chairs, coffee table and outside rug, the couple transformed their plain garden into the perfect spot for hosting.
The couple even made their own bar area, so we know where their family and friends are going on a hot summer’s day.
Adding thousands to your property doesn’t mean you have to build something entirely new, it can be as simple as tidying up what you already have.
Gian-Carlo said: ” It may seem simple, but repainting your garden fence can completely transform the look of your garden.
“Treating your fence while painting it will also protect it against the weather, from rain and snow to UV rays – all of which can cause the wood to split and discolour.”
By adding a fresh coat of paint, you could boost your properties value by £4,500 – so get your overalls on and start painting.
Pergolas offer the perfect shaded spot to relax in during the summer and have become a popular addition to gardens in the last couple of years.
“Many people are opting to try their hand at DIY structures, in order to create areas of shade and outdoor living spaces.” Explained Gian-Carlo.
A pergola can add £4,980 to your home, but it certainly doesn’t have to cost that much to install one.
One savvy woman shared how she created her own pergola for just £200, using a kit she bought online.
A well-kept lawn could make all the difference when it comes to potential buyers putting an offer down.
Gian-Carlo said: ” Sprucing up your flowers or grass every few months could go a long way, with our study revealing that a well-kept lawn increases a home’s value by £4,898.”
All you need to do is have a whizz round your garden with a lawn mower, and if you find your lawn isn’t level.
There are some simple solutions for that too, for smaller lumps you can simply squash them down with your foot, but others may require digging and some extra soil.
Here, you can read more about how to get your lawn even.
If your patio is looking worse for there, you may not have to spend thousands on getting it replaced or spending money on a pressure washer.
By giving it a good scrub, you could end up with a patio looing good as new again, without breaking the bank.
One woman revealed how she gave her patio a new lease of life, just by using the £1 cleaning product, The Pink Stuff and a hard-bristled broom.
She simple covered the patio in the cleaning cream, scrubbed it and then washed the excess off with a bucket of water, and it looked good as new.
Gian-Carlo revealed: “Freshening up your patio could stand to add more than £5,700 to the value of your home all while creating an attractive and usable outdoor space.”
So what are you waiting for?
DIY Garden improvements which could increase your homes value
These simple DIY projects can add up to £26,242 to your property
Outdoor dining area – £6,164
Painting your fence – £4,500
Making a pergola – £4,980
Cleaning your patio – £5,700
Keeping your lawn and flower beds tidy – £4,898