Major home improvements can add space to a property, or make the existing space more usable, making your life easier. But what improvements work best?
According to a recent poll by Gocompare.com, fitting a new bathroom is the most popular major home improvement, with 44% of homeowners who carried out major home improvement in the last 3 years fitting one. This was closely followed by fitting a new kitchen, which was undertaken by 39% of respondents.
In terms of adding space to a property, 16% of respondents added an extension, while 11% knocked through rooms to create open plan living areas. A tenth of people converted the loft, while 7% added an extra bedroom and 6% converted the cellar.
And it seems these changes succeeded in making people’s home more liveable, with almost a quarter of respondents saying they hoped the improvements would mean they didn’t have to move for at least 3 years.