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The Most Profitable (and Useful) Home Renovations to Make in 2020

What
‘Love It or List It’ Can Teach Aspiring Renovators

After
watching series 1-4 of the TV show, they uncovered that the average Love It
or List It home renovation costs £54,111.

And
that despite spending a huge investment, over a third (36%) of couples still
end up moving house
– proving that picking the right renovations is key.

So
to help, Insulation Express have collated Kirstie Allsopp’s top tips for
aspiring renovators:

Problem Solution Notes
A
lack of space
Adding
a loft conversion or an extension to the house. Or if you’re on more of a
budget, changing the layout of your home i.e. switching the kitchen and the
living room.  
64%
of ‘participants claimed a ‘lack of space’ was their main reason for wanting
to move.
Not
making use of the dining room  
Knocking
through the wall of the kitchen which connects to the dining room, and
transforming it into a large open kitchen and diner space.
The
dining room was the least used room of the house, so it’s no surprise that
86% of participants chose to create an open plan kitchen.   
Using
the kitchen for numerous purposes
Adding
a utility room for washing and ironing, freeing up space in the kitchen.
32%
of ‘Love It or List It’ participants added a utility room.
Wanting
to renovate but having a smaller budget
Consider
repainting your home and buying new kitchen doors.
One
household added £20,000 to the value of their home by making these small
changes.
The
bathroom being too high maintenance
 Updating
the current bathroom so that it’s more modern, functional and easier to
clean.  
 64%
of properties refurbished their bathroom or added an additional bathroom.

Interested in the full findings? They also delve into the:

  • Top reasons Brits want to move house
  • UK’s most-loved and despised rooms
  • Average cost of renovating your home
  • Number of Brits that choose to renovate rather
    than move house
  • Most profitable house renovations to consider
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