Interior tips: Expert warns homeowners over bathroom trend which could decrease home value

A recent study by Flooring Superstore analysed Rightmove listings and collaborated with property experts to find out which home improvements could add the most value to a property. Their research found that extensions, loft conversions, new kitchens or bathrooms, real wood flooring, and having a designated home-working space are some of the features that add the most value to a property. The research suggested real wood floors and underfloor heating were most likely to have a positive impact on property prices in London, Manchester, Liverpool, Birmingham, and Leeds.

However, during the research, the property experts also found which features could potentially “put off” a buyer.

Having a bath in the main bathroom of a property could add two percent to the value of a home.

But not having a bath could potentially sway a sale depending on the buyers’ personal preferences.

Kev Tilley from online mortgage advice website claimed that not having a bath could be a potential “put off” for buyers.

He explained: “In recent years there’s been a trend for wet rooms and shower-only bathrooms and as a result many homeowners have opted to remove their baths completely.

READ MORE: How often should you change your sheets – more than you think!

Home improvements that modernise, improve the condition of a home or add interest also increase the value of a property.

A well-maintained garden, new bathroom, new kitchen, and driveway were all ranked in the top five.

New windows and doors, restoring original features, open-plan living, having a designated home-working space, and underfloor heating also made it into the top 10.

Aspects that added some value included real wood floors, artificial grass in the garden, a balcony, real grass in the garden, approved planning permission, smart home wiring, and having a bath in bathroom as well as a shower.

Loft conversions / extension – 17.5 percent

Well-maintained garden – 12.5 percent

New bathroom – 10 percent

New kitchen – 10 percent

Driveways – 10 percent

New windows and doors – 8.8 percent

Restoring original features – 7.5 percent

Open plan living – 7.5 percent

Designated WFH space – 7.25 percent

Underfloor heating – five percent

Real wood floors – 4.5 percent

Artificial grass in garden – 3.5 percent

Balcony – 3.5 percent

Real grass in garden – 3.5 percent

Approved planning permission – 2.5 percent

Smart home wiring – 2.5 percent

Bath in bathroom (not just shower) – two percent

Working fireplace – zero percent

Outstanding planning permission – zero percent

Solar panels – zero percent

Next Post

Everything you need to know before attending 2022 Honda Classic

Wed Feb 9 , 2022
PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. — The Honda Classic is set to open its gates to the public on Feb. 24 and the tournament organizers are optimistic. “I want to say it’s back to normal, but it’s elevated beyond that. We’re 10% over our 2020 build,” tournament Director Andrew George said. […]
Everything you need to know before attending 2022 Honda Classic

You May Like