Not so long ago the garden was viewed in a different light compared to how it is perceived and indeed used today.
If you go back 10-20 years, most people would have the view that the garden and their home are completely separate. The garden had it’s uses for letting the kids play, looking generally pretty (if a suitable amount of work was put into it!) and for storage, but there was a clear define between garden and home. Scoot forward to today and a different image emerges; the garden is now seen more as an extension of the home. People are often trying to create flowing spaces where the two merge, and I’m not just talking about adding some patio doors onto the back of the house. People today want a clear connection between their property and outside so that (when the weather is nice at least) a seamless transition can be made from walking from the house to the garden. Coupled with this is the fact that garden’s can have a dramatic effect on the valuation of a house; if you viewed 2 identical houses, but the garden of one was landscaped and flowed with the house, you’d be drawn to that one, right?
|So there’s plenty of reasons for why you’d want to improve your garden; be it because you want to sell your house quicker, enjoy your living environments more or just want a garden area that looks great and works for you and your family. There’s so much you can do to improve your garden space from simple tasks (such as potting some decorative plants around the patio) to a complete overhaul and there’s plenty on this site that can help you with your transformation or improvement. The tasks you decide to take on obviously vary in the spend required and may or may not require professional expertise to get the job done. If you can afford the improvements you want to make, then great, however you may have something more grand in mind or you simply can’t afford to get done what you had in mind. The thing is, if you’re looking to sell your house or improve it, the benefit can easily outweigh the cost to get it done… so.. what can you do?|
|Financing is option that is suited to improvements of any sort, simply because you’re getting a return on the money you’ve borrowed (especially if it increases the value of your home). The problem is that finance isn’t as easy to get now as it was just a few years ago – credit lenders have tightened their lending wings and consumers are suffering as a consequence. Luckily there are products such as guarantor loans for garden improvements that can help you get the lending you need without having to worry about whether your credit rating is good enough. These finance products have been designed with the current economic climate in mind and have the flexibility to be repaid either over a fixed term or when you wish to pay them off. This makes them a great solution for garden improvements, because you can create what you want (and get the benefit immediately) and then pay off the finance slowly every month, or if you’re looking to sell, once you’ve sold you can simply pay off the loan.|
|Take a look around gardenbeet to get some inspiration for your project and if you find that you can’t finance it yourself, think about the option above.|
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