Deciding on which part of your home to upgrade and renew can be quite a challenge. Timing is essential to minimize disruption to your family, taking into account factors such as budgets, deadlines and convenience.
This is why many homeowners are now choosing garden rooms over the usual bedroom, kitchen or bathroom renovations.
Garden rooms are a great addition to your house – properly constructed, they can add up to 10% to its value. In certain cases, it can even result in a 15% increase.
Considering that installing a garden room may be cheaper than refurbishing your main rooms, it is an intelligent and profitable way to add more value to your property and give it an extra purpose.
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How much does a garden room cost?
Garden rooms can vary greatly in price. A lot depends on the amount of space available in your garden. Additionally, the cost will be influenced by the purpose of your garden room.
Will you need to factor in wiring, drainage, and flooring? Do you need security cameras, air conditioning, or internet access? These questions may seem simple, but you may regret not considering them when your project is complete.
On average, a garden room in the UK will cost between £10,000 and £20,000. That being said, there are both cheaper and more expensive options available.
Do I need planning permission for a garden room?
In most cases, you won’t need to get planning permission to add a garden room to your property. This is because they are classed as outbuildings and fall under the category of permitted developments.
However, before you book builders or designers, check that your property has permitted development rights. Many do, but maisonettes and flats, for example, do not.
For the addition to be classed as ‘incidental’, it needs to meet certain requirements. To be safe, speak to your local council and explain what the garden room will be for. They’ll be able to let you know if you need permission.
The use of the room can also determine if you need any type of planning permission. If it’s your head office or a place where you and your colleagues gather, you’ll likely need permission.
Are there any building regulations for garden rooms?
There should be no building regulations that your gardening room needs to comply with, as long as it is not bigger than 15 square metres, is attached to your main house, or includes sleeping facilities.
How does a garden room add value to my property?
Any addition to the floor area is always welcomed warmly by prospective buyers, as they can imagine how they will make use of it.
They may even share the same motivations for using the space as you do. We have outlined some of the most popular reasons why a garden room can increase the value of your home below.
A gym without the membership fees
If you created a garden room to use as a gym, you’ve likely been taking advantage of having a separate workout area to use whenever you please.
The great thing about having a home gym is that if the new owners don’t want it, it can easily be adapted into a room for hobbies without disturbing others, or being disturbed when enjoying them.
And, if the new owners do want to use it as a gym, they can save on their monthly membership expenses, as the perfect spot is already there and ready to be used.
A focal point
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When potential buyers view your garden room, their imaginations can run wild. All this extra space, without intruding on the house, means they can envision converting it into a living space, a playroom, a storage area, or even a man cave.
As their vision builds, the excitement mounts, and offers come in quickly to secure it.
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