We know many people are keen to make improvements, in their personal life, and their home. If you want to have the best impact when it comes to your home, we are happy to help.
We know what local buyers are looking for. If you make these changes, you can be confident you safeguard the value of your home, which gives you confidence about the future. If you need any assistance with housing matters, please contact Austin Property Services, and we will be more than happy to help.
What changes are you looking to make?
GetAgent has carried out a study amongst homeowners, looking at the changes they wish to make to their home in 2022.
69% of people who have bought a property in the last six months intend to carry out home improvements. 52% of respondents said they plan to undertake minor aesthetics around the house. 17% of property owners who responded are committed to a significant project, such as an extension.
What room would you improve in your home?
The rooms most likely to be focused on are:
The kitchen, which was the leading option cited by homeowners when discussing makeover plans
The garden was a popular choice when it comes to brightening up a property
Bedrooms were a common option when it comes to freshening a home
The next selections were bathroom, living room and external spaces.
The most commonly cited home improvement task was painting a room, with installing new flooring a close second. A lot of people said they intend to landscape their garden, and many homeowners plan to introduce new furniture to their home. You won’t be surprised to hear many people intend to add new appliances to their home as part of the overall improvement process.
How much are homeowners willing to spend on improving their home?
33% of respondents said they have a budget of between £500 and £1,000 for home improvements. 11% of homeowners have a budget of at least £20,000.
It is one thing spending money, but you want to make sure you make informed choices.
We know the housing market very well, and we are always on hand to ensure you make informed decision with respect to any future moves. It is one thing to please yourself as a home owner, but equally, you want to make sure that you safeguard the value of your home, and make sure you add to the value of your home.
Colby Short is the founder and CEO of GetAgent.co.uk, and he has been quoted by Property Reporter as saying; “Home improvements are part and parcel of homeownership and January is often the time we sit down and think about what changes we want to make to our home. Whether you’re painting the bedroom or adding an extension, the key to success is planning and determination to follow through with those plans. There will always be some unexpected costs so budgeting a little extra is advised but at the very least you should get a full view of costs and times before undertaking any project to avoid months on end of living in a half-finished house.”
Colby Short concluded by saying; “It’s also important to note that the cost of materials has climbed substantially while the availability of tradespeople has dwindled due to high demand. So you might not be able to get your home improvements sorted as soon as you planned or for the cost you originally expected.”
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