The lifestyle upheavals we have all experienced over the past year or so have resulted in many people re-evaluating their living arrangements. Not only is the residential property market booming, but 20% of homeowners have sought to extend their living space this year, according to research by the Royal institute of British Architects.
One of the most popular ways to create extra living space has been to install a garden room. It is very easy to understand why; they are often quicker and easier to build than an extension, visually appealing, and in most cases will not require planning permission, so will avoid a lot of form filling and extra charges.
For the thousands of people who have switched to working from home some or all of the time, creating a ‘shoffice’ has been a high priority, in order to provide a separation of work and home life. Having a structure that is detached from the main property is psychologically important to create that distinction.
Whatever the purpose of your garden room, and of course it may have several, it is important to know if you will get a good return on the investment, should you decide to sell your house in the future. The answer very much depends on the overall quality of the structure.
What is basically a spruced-up garden shed with a desk and chair, where you can sit with your laptop in the warmer months, is not really going to make any difference. To be sure of at least recovering the costs, it will be necessary to invest in a purpose-built structure which is of good quality, has heating and lighting installed, and can be used all year round.
The more thoughtfully designed, useful, and well-integrated into the rest of the outdoor space your garden room is, the more attractive it will be to potential buyers.
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