At some point every homeowner will consider the value of their home, whether its because they plan on selling or just out of curiosity. Its no secret that every building will need to be well maintained in order to stay in its best condition, especially those that are lived in everyday as they are put under more stress, having a well maintained property is vital for gaining the best possible resale value, with this said it is not just the property itself that needs maintaining the garden or gardens also need to be in tip top condition. This is why a lot of homeowners choose to have artificial grass installed as oppose to real grass as very little maintenance is required to keep the garden looking lush. The only question that remains is: does artificial grass impact the value of a home and if so, does it increase or decrease the value?
Landscaping and Property Value
When it comes to getting your property ready to be valued people often overlook the landscaping and instead focus on the internal decorating and building maintenance. In fact, the landscaping of a property and artificial grass can have a massively positive impact on the resale vale of a house.
A study carried out in 2014 indicated that 68.2% of home buyers were influenced by the landscaping of a property when it came to the decision on whether to buy or rent a new property. And a huge 90/4% of people who took part in the study said that they believed that the landscape design of a property if done well increases the overall value. A separate study carried out by Post Office Money showed that landscaping your garden could increase your property value by 77%.
By ensuring that the outside of your home is just as beautiful as the inside you will make a big difference the overall value. So why does artificial grass and landscaping improve the value of your property?
Why Artificial Grass Increases the Value of a Home?
There are many reasons behind why artificial grass are appealing to home buyers, all of which have a direct impact on increased home value. We have listed just a few reasons below:
Curb Appeal – This is a term used to describe how attractive the outside of a property is, and any estate agent will assure you it plays a vital role in selling a property. Its only natural for us as humans to somewhat judge a book by its cover, this is more so the case when it comes to buying a property. When you first see a property, you want an emotional response, and any positive feeling you get from a property plays a big role in making a buying decision. The first impression of a property is key to increasing resale value.
Artificial lawns are great at instantly improving curb appeal as they create a clean and refined look. This combined with modern innovations has seen artificial grass look significantly more natural when it is installed, so there are no longer any concerns of having a fake looking lawn.
Time Saving and Low Maintenance – An artificial lawn requires a lot less time and maintenance than that of a real lawn, meaning that new buyers will have to spend little time taking care of the garden and spend more time enjoying it. This is a massive positive for busy families that look forward to those little moments where they can relax and enjoy quality family time together.
Both Child and Pet Friendly – Artificial grass is extremely versatile which also goes a long way to improving the value of a home. Artificial grass is incredibly durable, soft and hygienic so it is great for kids and pets to run around, there’s also the added benefit of no mucky shoes, paws or grass stains!
Artificial lawns are easy to clean so if there are any spills or pet mess it is easily cleaned up. This is very appealing to mist family buyers.
Water Conservation – Particularly during the summer months water conservation can play a huge role when considering property values. Home buyers will often take into consideration the bills they will have to pay in a new property which is why having a good efficient boiler plays such a vital role in increasing the value of a property. The same goes for water conservation if people can spend less money on their water bills it’s a huge bonus.
Artificial grass is the perfect way to have beautiful luscious green garden all year round that requires no watering whatsoever therefore saving a small fortune on water bills. This combined with the other mentioned advantages go a long way to increasing the resale value of a property.
Use Artificial Grass To Increase The Resale Value Of Your Home
If you are looking for ways to increase the resale value of your home, then having a high-quality artificial lawn installed at your property could go a long way towards achieving this.
Here at ForeverLawn® Ltd we supply and install fully bespoke artificial lawns. We can tailor each project to the client’s specific needs, styles and budget. From durable play areas for kids to pristine landscapes year-round, we will not only create a practical space for the whole family but also improve the overall value of your home.
For more information on artificial lawns or to get a no obligation quotation contact ForeverLawn® Ltd today - 01226 340 373