How outdoor space can increase the value of your home

Robert Soning at the Independent suggests an outdoor green space increases the value of your home. Read more below. 

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According to the Independent’s Robert Soning, “From al fresco dining to summer parties and growing your own herbs and flowers, having some nature on your doorstep can be the best way to enjoy your home to its maximum potential, as well as giving it some added value.”

With 37% of Brits choosing to spend more time outside compared to five years ago, outdoor space is often considered a must. When it comes to Mount Anvil developments, we like to make it a priority – whether that’s creating large public spaces, communal gardens, rooftop terraces or private balconies and terraces. At our Queen’s Wharf development in Hammersmith, we have a great rooftop terrace where residents practice yoga or sit back and take in the views across the Thames, multi-level central gardens and balconies in each home.

Sonning adds: “innovative design is something to bear in mind when it comes to gardens and outside areas, especially if they are small. It’s so easy to take the simple route and furnish your garden or balcony with a couple of chairs and a plant to avoid it looking cluttered.” Why not take advantage of our top tips to transform your outdoor space. 

He goes on to explain that “as new home building gets ever higher and we get further away from the ground, there is more of an appetite for outdoor spaces than ever before. And as house prices rise, having a well looked after garden or balcony could be a significant factor in increasing the value of your property, sometimes by up to 20 per cent.

“In addition to bringing the value of your home up, gardens and outdoor spaces where you can enjoy nature can be beneficial in so many other ways. Having a tranquil space to practice some mindfulness or a spot of yoga promotes good health, both physically and mentally. And if you share a collective outdoor space with others it can really bring a sense of community to an otherwise disconnected city. The advantages of a bit of outdoor space, especially in the heart of an urban area, are many and should always be considered when buying and selling a home.”  

There’s all kinds of outdoor space created across our developments, from terraces that overlook the Thames at Royal Docks West and vast manicured grounds in a historic setting at Hampstead Manor to courtyards and gardens filled with public art at Keybridge.

Read the full Independent article here: Outdoor space, city living.