Half of the UK’s Homeowners Are Planning Improvements
A survey conducted by window maker VELUX earlier this year found that almost half of the UK’s households plan to do some house improvements in the coming months.
Most homeowners are deciding to renovate or to update tired and outdated interior décor, with a further 10% picking up tools so they can create a space for the family to spend more time in together.
The people planning family spaces were, on average, prepared to spend £15,589 on these improvements, which is more than double the average spend on home improvements detailed in the survey.
It seems that summer is the time to get working on the home, with many homeowners (72%) planning their work for July, August and September.
The heart of the home
The kitchen is the room most people (47%) want to improve, followed by the living areas (42%). In London, many residents want to improve rather than move, with 30% of them planning an extension or a conservatory in the next year.
A wise move
Whether you’re planning a quick move, or one that’s a few years down the line, the time spent adding the wow factor to the bathroom or kitchen, or building an extension or garden room will pay off handsomely in the end. You may want to revamp your garden or just redecorate your hallway, but whatever you decide to do, the focus should be on improving your home so you stand out from the competition.
Any improvement, however minor, will pay for itself when it comes to your asking price. Of course some improvements are major and cost quite a packet – a new loft or an extension, for example – and others are smaller and cheaper but can still be well worth the effort.
If you have any home improvement projects that have stalled or that have been on the back burner for too long, then get on with them! Redesign your flower beds, paint the front room, change over the cupboard doors – every little helps!
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