Our homes are constantly evolving to fit around family life, so to find out how UK homeowners are improving their homes in 2020, Rated People have analysed spoken to homeowners and tradespeople up and down the country. Take a look at the 15 most loved home décor trends.
Interestingly, six of the top 15 features that make buyers more likely to buy a property are external, with a lawned garden, security system, paved patio, outdoor lights, bi-fold doors and decking, all working to increase the number of potential buyers for a property.
Inside, it’s functional additions like a downstairs toilet, built-in storage, a separate shower cubicle and underfloor heating that would attract the most buyers. Interestingly, having separate living spaces rather than just one open plan space for the whole family also appeared to be popular with prospective buyers, which could be a sign that more of us are starting to appreciate a separate living room to a kitchen diner, to kick back and relax in at night.
THE 15 MOST LOVED HOME TRENDS
The research is taken from a wider study into renovation and interior design trends.
1. DOWNSTAIRS TOILET
2. BUILT-IN STORAGE
3. UPVC DOUBLE GLAZING
4. SEPARATE SHOWER CUBICLE
5. LAWNED GARDEN
6. SEPARATE LIVING SPACES
7. SECURITY SYSTEM
8. PAVED PATIO
9. OUTDOOR LIGHTS
10. UNDERFLOOR HEATING
11. MARBLE WORKTOPS IN THE KITCHENS
12. KITCHEN ISLAND
13. BI-FOLD DOORS TO THE GARDEN
15. WHITE WINDOW FRAMES
‘If you choose to make any changes to your home ahead of selling, many of the buyer turnoffs aren’t actually too time-consuming or labour intensive to fix, whether you choose to go down the DIY route, or you get a trusted tradesperson in,’ says Adrienne Minster, CEO of Rated People. And, although some of the most attractive home improvements may look like bigger, more costly jobs to complete, there are clever and cost-effective ways to achieve similar looks, which could in turn increase the value of your home.’