Whether you’re aiming to improve rather than move, or you’re looking to sell to make much needed cash, adding value begins in the bathroom.
Nationwide research by Mira Showers has shown that 84% of people believe that a new bathroom adds value to a home, with women placing particular importance on this room (86%).
Furthermore, the survey of 1,000 UK adults also showed that with the maze of plumbing, tiling and electrics, it’s the room people least fancy giving a makeover to themselves – just 17% of respondents would choose to take on a bathroom revamp.
The results of the poll also showed that a new bathroom is more important to homeowners and property buyers in certain parts of the UK. Scots place the most value on this (89%), followed by those in the North of England (87%), Wales and Central England (both 86%).
Roger Crabb, Mira Showers said:
“For those looking to sell in the current tough market, the addition of a new bathroom is a simple way to add value to a property for buyers, as our research shows they are not keen to renovate this space themselves. A nice bathroom could really make or break a sale and needn’t be an entire suite re-fit. Similarly for those staying put and after an update, there are a number of simple ways to renew your bathroom.
“On a budget, the addition of a new handset breathes a new lease of life into any existing shower, or for those able to spare a little more, a new shower can give a room an instant update, and can often be easy enough to fit yourself. Similarly, replacing a tired bath with an up to date low profile shower tray can give a modern look for just a few hundred pounds. Other solutions such as a new shower enclosure, or installation of wall panels – a shortcut to new tiling – can make a massive difference, even in a small space.”