Improving Your Home Is Not Just About Making Money

Improving Your Home Is Not Just About Making Money

001-20130404_Home-Loft Flooring Project (completed Dec 2011)-Loft Ladder and Loft Hatch-viewed from Landing
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Look around your property and you’ll probably be able to savour the fruits of your hard work over the years which may have enabled you to add on attractive features such as an extension, a conservatory, en suite facilities to bedrooms and many additional features.

We all continually look to identify areas of our homes that we can alter to make our living experience more enjoyable and inviting and landscaped gardens have the added benefit of something you can enjoy all year round.

It’is a well-known fact that estate agents and property experts consider a well-landscaped garden to add a dramatic financial increase to the value of your home, often above and beyond a new kitchen or bathroom suite and people are increasingly turning towards a home improvement loan as a sure-fire way to reap the benefits of a beautiful, uniquely designed garden to add even more value to their home.

However, it’is not only the financial benefits that you’ll reap even though many people will tell you that the market price of their home as a result of their new garden far outweighs the cost of the home improvement loan used to fund it.

For example, a well-landscaped garden can actually lower your utility bills and help you to conserve energy. This is because newly planted trees, hedges, shrubs and grasses strategically situated can protect your home from winter winds yet simultaneously allow you to catch any winter sun. And, in the summer, the trees can absorb the heat and keep your home cooler.

If you enjoy wildlife, a good landscape gardener can design your new garden in such a way that it attracts wildlife such as birds, squirrels and insects. It also has environmental benefits in that the vegetation protects water supplies, can provide nutritious food in the form of organic fruit and vegetables that are far tastier and less expensive than similar supermarket varieties and your carefully designed garden can reduce air pollution and, in some cases, can lower noise pollution by blocking out surrounding sounds.

All of us like to sit outside on balmy summer evenings and to do that in a beautiful setting within the grounds of your property whilst perhaps listening to some relaxing music, enjoying a nice meal washed down with a fine bottle of wine and enjoying good company and conversation or, perhaps, listening to the birdsong or the gentle sound of water trickling down from the fountain into your pond has to make any investment worthwhile. There’is nothing much better than having a landscaped garden to make you long to get back home at the end of a tiring day at work.