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 Mortgageable.co.uk 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.

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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


https://www.express.co.uk/life-style/property/1561344/interior-tips-hacks-trends-bathrooms-without-bath-decrease-value

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