Are gorgeous garden views the key to selling a property?

When it comes to selling a house, what’s the most important feature buyers look for? A beautiful bathroom? A huge kitchen with an island? Multiple bedrooms?

Actually, it’s what’s outside the house that’s most important to many people, as research has revealed that over a third of house buyers would purchase their new home based on a good view alone. Furthermore, the majority of homeowners (87.5%) believe that a garden view can add up to £15,000 onto the value of the home.

What the view is of is also important as over a third of homeowners choosing a sea view as their favourite landscape; a quarter of homeowners opting for a view of the countryside and 15% of homeowners preferring rolling hills.

The research, which was commissioned by Origin, UK manufacturer of bi-folding doors, found that over half of the 2,000 homeowners asked thought the best room in their house is the one with the best views.

According to the study, 51% of people feel they don’t normally have enough time to enjoy their home and garden due to the British weather. That changed during the warm summer weather as three in five homeowners have been able to make improvements to their gardens and outside space as a result. In fact, half of these people feel their efforts in the garden has paid off and their improvements actually added value to their property overall.

Neil Ginger, CEO of Origin, said: “Over 80% of homeowners agree that the British countryside and views are the main benefits of living in this country.  Over the last two years we have witnessed an 86% increase in bi-folding door sales, which shows that homeowners want to make the most of these stunning views.

Bi-folding doors add value to a property by bringing the outside in and giving homeowners a great view, all year round.”

So if you’re thinking of selling your property then it might be wise to roll your sleeves up and head out into the garden to create the best view possible for potential buyers.

For more information visit www.origin-global.com


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