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Home Living : September 20th 2011
4 HLF - HOME LIVING: NORTH WEST, Tuesday, September 20, 2011 » ADVERTISING FEATURE Gardens grow your profit Australians realise a well-kept garden can add to their home investment Australians who invest in a well-kept garden can expect it to increase their property sale price by 12 per cent, or $65,000. According to Husqvarna Global Garden Report 2011, Australians seem to know this too, with 63 per cent sharing that they consider their garden as an investment. The report focused largely on the return on investment of a home garden. A survey of 5000 homeowners from nine different countries, as well as a global panel of 44 real estate agents and 120 garden designers, was conducted to quantify the impact of a beautiful garden on property prices. The report said that when it came to the return (payback-if-sold) on a well- maintained garden, Australian home owners will receive an average 3.6 times more than the amount invested in it, if sold. Investment in a garden is measured through time and money spent on maintenance, makeovers, plants and garden accessories. Australians and Americans were the most investment savvy of the nations, revealing that their efforts in the garden are first and foremost to increase the sale appeal of their property. Husqvarna Australia general manager of product marketing Stephen Clark said the front garden was the first thing potential buyers saw, while the backyard was always eagerly inspected for space and usability. The top-five garden elements that Australian home owners believe contribute most to the value of a property are a well-maintained lawn; inviting social area; designed stone paths; decorative trees and decorative bushes. The Global Garden Report The Husqvarna Global Garden Report (GGR) is annual research commissioned by Husqvarna to identify and compare key global gardening trends. A survey was conducted of 5000 homeowners across France, Japan, Poland, Sweden, Australia, Germany, UK, Russia and the US. HOMELIVING 40% 50% 60% OFF! ROLLER SHUTTERS "Don t Be Fooled!" Forget The Gimmicks Just Genuine Prices UNIT 4/17 STENNET RD, INGLEBURN 9829 1255 2047836i 22/3 shutterworld The latest technology in security shutters Heat out to 90% Cold to 90% Noise 50% SLIMLINE BOXES BUY DIRECT FROM MANUFACTURER & SAVE $$$ www.shutterworld.com.au 12 Months Interest Free Terms Free quote! Come visit our showroom! LICENSE NO 175403C Save Energy EXCLUSIVE SLIMLINE DESIGN www.waratahwardrobes.com.au FACTORY & SHOWROOM Unit 1, 183-185 McCredie Rd, Guildford 9632 5444 Lic. No. 160400C 2128218i 12/4 built-in WARDROBES & KITCHENS N Free Measure & Quote N Custom Design Built-in Wardrobes & renovation of existing wardrobes N Sliding Mirror doors in a variety of colour frames N Hinged or sliding Federation Doors N Kitchen Design & installation SYDNEY BLINDS & SCREENS 9636 1555 Showroom: 26 Stoddart Road, Prospect. (Mon--Fri & Sun) www.sydneyblinds.com.au FREE quotes ALL suburbs X34712 SPECIAL GRAND FINAL SALE! SCORE AN UNBELIEVABLE DEAL! ACHIEVE YOUR DECORATING GOALS! GET IN BEFORE THE FINAL WHISTLE! *Discounts off R.R.P. on selected ranges only. While stocks last. Offer supercedes previous offers. • VERTICAL • VENETIAN • ROMAN • ROLLER • PANEL • TIMBER • SHUTTERS YOU THINK IT • WE MAKE IT CABINET MAKING PURPOSE-BUILT FOR YOU KITCHENS • LAUNDRIES • BEDROOMS OFFICES • SHOPS • DEVELOPMENTS ALL PLYWOOD, particle board, mdf & speciality panels, delivery, cabinetry hardware, discount paint, cut-to-size, edge-banding 1300 138 771 to nearest store firstname.lastname@example.org 1 Melissa Pl, KINGS PARK 9621 7177 55 Salisbury Rd, ASQUITH 9476 3800 Custom Fibre Window Furnishings Specialising in: • Curtains • Blinds • Shutters • Venetians Save up to 60%! Free measure and quote. Call for an appointment Mobile Showroom 02 9659 0718 email: email@example.com
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