If you’re considering adding a pond to your home, you might be wondering whether it’s worth the time, effort, and cost. Do ponds actually add value to properties or are they just a visually appealing feature?
The fact is that a lot of people enjoy living near water, which is why there has been a rise in the number of properties incorporating ponds in recent years. Studies have shown that by adding a water feature—such as a pond—to your home, you can significantly increase the value of the property, so it’s no surprise that an increasing number of homeowners are deciding to add ponds to their homes.
However, that being said, while adding a pond to your home can help to increase the property’s value, it’s important to understand that in order for a pond to remain a visually appealing feature, it needs to be properly maintained and monitored. Otherwise, the pond could cause the property to reduce in value.
Bearing that in mind, what does it take to ensure that a pond adds value to a property?
Take planning seriously
It’s important to make sure that good planning is a priority when it comes to pond design. For instance, getting the size and shape of the pond right is important—if you opt to build a pond that’s too large, for example, then it will overtake the garden and may reduce the value of the property as it appears there’s a lack of useable outdoor space.
That’s why it’s vital that you take the time to think carefully about the size and shape of the design, and only add a pond that fits the available space, without overtaking it. For a garden that’s extremely small, opting for a small fountain rather than a pond could be worth considering.
When it comes to building your pond, it’s also important to think about some of the design features of the pond that you install. There’s a lot to think about, from which pond lining to use to which pond filter to invest in—if you find yourself struggling with these kinds of choices, consider speaking to a pond design expert.
Ensure your water feature is well maintained
If you’re going to install a pond, then it’s vital that you ensure it is consistently well maintained and taken care of. Without adequate maintenance and care, ponds can quickly end up looking a mess, and when a pond looks a mess—or indeed, when any part of a property looks a mess—it reduces the value of the property. That’s why it’s so important to ensure that any pond on a property is properly taken care of and well maintained; otherwise, it may have a detrimental impact on the value of the property.
The truth is that a nicely designed, well-maintained pond can help to add value to a property. However, if the pond is not properly taken care of, it can end up having a detrimental impact on the home’s value, so it’s important to take maintenance seriously.