The log cabins that many British homeowners have built in their backyards are not the rustic-style cabins that would look perfectly at home on the American frontier, but an attractive, versatile garden building that can be used for a variety of purposes, including guest rooms and bedrooms for older children (including ‘boomerang children’). These smart cabins are designed to be used all year round when they’ve been insulated and can add significant value to the property when:
- The right design has been selected and the aesthetics suit the property to a tee
- The garden area surrounding the cabin has been landscaped and beautified
- A concrete base has been professionally laid on which to assemble the cabin
This isn’t the kind of project that you want to rush into as there are many factors to research and consider. However, when it’s done properly and the end result is a beautiful log cabin in the garden that provides a usable indoor space at all times of the year, it’s impossible to deny that a garden building like this isn’t the right choice for homeowners looking to increase their living space at home.
How Can a Log Cabin Help to Enhance Property Value?
Log cabins can enhance the value of a property in a number of ways, however, as mentioned earlier, they need to be of a very high-quality as well as properly insulated so that they can be used throughout the year. This is very important, for otherwise the structure might be useful, but it won’t have the desired effect of enhancing the fiscal value of the property when it comes time for the homeowner to sell. Here are a few ways in which a log cabin can enhance your property’s value:
- Creating additional living space
Not only in major cities like London and Manchester but right throughout the country, living space is in high demand and many homeowners are looking for innovative ways to create more living space at home. This living space can be used for many things, for example, a home gym or fitness room, a home office (many people need a home office that’s free of the distractions of the home), as a kid’s play room or as a guest bedroom. This is a popular alternative to garage conversions and extensions.
- Serving as a granny flat
As more people decide not to send their parents off to nursing homes and instead choose to care for them at home, properties with granny flats are in great demand across the country. Granny flats can also be used for older children and some people even rent their granny flats out to paying tenants.
In conclusion, a fully insulated log cabin that can be used throughout the year can add significant value to a residential property as it creates additional living space, can serve as a granny flat, and puts valuable land that isn’t being utilised to great use. If you’re looking for ways to add value to your property, an aesthetically pleasing log cabin could be the solution that you’ve been looking for.