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Rebecca | October 23, 2020 | 0 Comments
To many people, spending money on garden design is just another unnecessary cost that could be spent elsewhere, but in reality, having a professional Garden Design is a valuable investment that has short-term and long-term benefits, ensuring you reap the rewards of a beautiful garden for years to come.
In the current pandemic, with more and more people staying at home and being unable to go on holiday, the interest in garden design has become increasingly popular. In this blog post, I will explore some of the core benefits of investing in Garden Design.
The main benefit of investing into a garden design is to achieve your dream garden, whether that be a family pool garden, a contemporary garden, a wildlife-friendly garden, a prairie-style garden, or a beautiful traditional garden, a garden designer can help to create exactly the right space for you and your lifestyle. Choosing landscape features, plants and materials alongside a good designer will help to bring all your ideas together and push the boundaries to create a stunning outdoor space that will stand out from the rest. Not only will a designer be able to bring new and innovative ideas to the table, but they will take into consideration the style, function, and mood you are looking to achieve to complement your property. If you’re unsure what you want from your garden- that’s fine too! A good garden designer will relish in the challenge of creating something beautiful from scratch.
Beautifully designed, functional gardens built with longevity in mind are hardly inexpensive, but everything you invest in your garden will add significant value to your home. Studies show that a well-designed garden can provide a significant increase in your property value and is a huge selling point for potential buyers.
Get things right the first time… don’t compromise and find problems later down the line. Going through the garden design process will ensure that no stone has been left unturned and that you will be completely satisfied with the finished product. Your Garden Designer will guide you through several stages, from a Concept Design right through to the Masterplan, allowing you time to consider exactly how you want your garden to be configured and make changes throughout the process. Investing time and money at the Design Stage is the best way to ensure the long-term success of your garden and avoid re-doing things later down the line. As Benjamin Franklin said, “The bitterness of poor quality remains long after the sweetness of low price is forgotten”.
Planning Permission is often required for large projects or for those who live within a conservation area/listed building, therefore design work is essential before being able to move onto the build. Planning Permission can sometimes be a stressful process, but it doesn’t have to be! A good landscape design company will use their knowledge and experience to cleverly design the garden within any planning restraints and submit all plans on your behalf, making the process as smooth as possible.
Working with a designer is extremely beneficial as you can draw on their wealth of experience. An experienced Garden Designer will bring years of knowledge and experience to the table which is invaluable with any kind of home renovation. They will be able to design the garden within your budget without compromising on quality, suggesting the best options for materials and avoiding any common mistakes that can occur when building a garden without a design.
Doing any kind of home renovation can be stressful, especially if you are trying to micro-manage things yourself to save costs. Having a professional garden design can eradicate the stress involved in building a new garden, as everything is drawn up and finalised before the construction has even started! Your Garden Designer can liaise directly with the build team throughout the process to ensure it is as undisruptive as possible to your daily life whilst still achieving the perfect end product.
Here at Oakleigh Manor, we design & build stunning and functional outdoor spaces for our clients, creating a haven in the comfort of their own home. If you’d like to speak to us about having your garden designed by Oakleigh Manor, please submit an enquiry, or give our friendly team a call on 0800 023 1310.