WHEN it comes to home improvements, people increasingly worry about making an impact on social media.
But trends like grey walls, Mrs Hinch’s favourite look, and bold features could actually be making your home decrease in value – experts have revealed.
Trade website Rated People polled 1,000 Brits for its annual Home Improvement Trends report – to find out which features were most likely to put prospective buyers off.
Rooms with dark blue or grey walls were named as the biggest turn-offs, despite being loved by celebs and influencers.
While properties with only a shower, not a bath, dark blue kitchen cupboard doors, and bathrooms with white walls and contrasting black features also featured highly on the ‘no list’.
Painted floorboards, original sash windows, copper kitchen taps and patterned floor tiles were other fashionable trends which people turned their noses up at.
The biggest interior turn-offs
- Rooms painted dark blue
- Rooms painted dark grey
- No bath (only a shower)
- Dark blue kitchen cupboard doors
- Black taps/shower fittings
- Painted floorboards
- Dark grey window frames
- Dark grey kitchen cupboard doors
- Original sash windows
- Wooden double glazing
- Patterned floor tiles
- Tiled floor in living spaces
- Copper taps on kitchen sink
- White metro tiles in bathroom with dark grouting
- Open plan layout
Adrienne Minster, CEO of Rated People, told The Mail: “We know from the many completed projects in our community that dark and bold colours can look great, whether they’re used on walls, ceilings, kitchen cupboards or window frames.
“But when it comes to selling, it’s a good idea to stay up to date with the features that buyers are looking for because the trends that were adding value just two to three years ago might now be devaluing properties.”
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