Our latest consumer research has revealed what UK homeowners believe add the most financial value to a home during the selling process.
We surveyed over 1,000 UK homeowners and asked them what they think adds the most financial value when looking to purchase a property.
Despite the introduction of a spare bedroom tax, the spare bedroom topped the list, with 25% of those asked believing an additional bedroom adds the most value to a property. The appeal of the spare room stretches far beyond its use as an extra place to sleep and can be utilised in many ways whether it be a home office, salon, nursery, workshop, even the opening venue for a Scalextric Grand Prix or play room.
Although the British summer is often a brief one, an outside space was the next best justification for a higher property price, with 19% of homeowners believing it added the most value.
The garage was the third best asset a homeowner’s property can include, with 16% of those asked thinking it added the most financial value.
Surprisingly having an en-suite bathroom in the main bedroom was only fourth, with just 13% of those asked thinking it added the most financial value.
An extra car parking space completed the top five with 11% of those asked thinking space for an additional car was the most valuable asset when selling a property.
Good local amenities (5%), a strong internet connection (4%) and strong mobile phone signal (3%) were amongst the other assets that could increase a property’s financial strength.
Just 2% of those asked felt a good community atmosphere added value to a property.