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Whether your house is on the market or you’re simply wanting to add value, 70% of estate agents have surveyed that an extra bathroom will help sell a home. Professionals cite the perfect bathroom to bedroom ratio as follows:

  • One-bedroom and two-bedroom houses should have one bathroom.
  • Three-bedroom and four-bedroom houses should have two bathrooms.
  • Five-bedroom houses should have three bathrooms.

If you’re thinking about adding a bathroom in a flat or smaller property, you might consider a shower room or extra toilet rather than a full bathroom because space is critical to value. But in a bigger property, full-bathrooms plus a shower room or extra toilet are essential (especially in family homes).

According to the experts at Park & Bailey Real Estates, en-suite bathrooms are a big win and updated bathrooms are hugely attractive to prospective buyers (great motivation for home owners thinking of renovating!).

Another top tip: bathrooms are no longer considered purely functional but rather a space for rest and relaxation, which means that a clean, stylish bathroom can add a significant amount of value to your property.

Essentially, there is no downside to adding a bathroom – for you and those who will be using it, and for any future date when you hope to sell you property for maximum value.

For all your plumbing and installation needs, feel free to contact the team at AACooper on 01689 485007 or info@aacooper.co.uk – we’re happy to help.

Thinking of selling your house? Upgrade your boiler and you’ll wield the power of influence over prospective home buyers. A new survey by Plentific.com has revealed the home improvements that are most likely to sell your house are kitchens and bathrooms, with a new boiler likely to play a deciding factor 43 per cent of the time.

According to research, 47 per cent of potential homeowners would make an offer on a property that has a recently fitted kitchen, with 28 per cent likely to pay a higher price for this feature. A new bathroom is the second most sought after improvement, influencing a decision to buy 46 per cent per cent of the time, with 27 per cent of prospective buyers willing to offer more money.

A new boiler comes in at number four when ranking the improvements most likely to sell a home, just behind new windows, which are likely to influence a decision 45 per cent of the time. A new extension is fifth most important on a buyer’s list, clinching the deal 34 per cent of the time. Loft insulation comes next, with 33 per cent influence.

Thirty-one per cent of home buyers claim that a new conservatory will affect their decision to buy.  New garden landscaping (29 per cent) follows this and new lighting (23 per cent) sits at the bottom of the table.

Spokesperson for Plentific, Stephen Jury, said: “Many property buyers keep an eye out for particular home renovations when searching for their next home. It goes without saying that costly renovations are high on the wish list for most buyers. These can add significant value to a property and incentivise buyers to offer a higher price. If a seller is looking to get a better offer, our insight could provide useful guidance on which home improvements to invest in.”

For more information on all your plumbing/home improvement needs, contact the AACooper on 01689 485007 or info@aacooper.co.uk

Source: Plentific.com: “New Kitchens, Bathrooms and Windows are Key Influencers for Home Buyers”