Whether you’re a DIY kind of person or prefer to hire a professional, home improvements are on the up.
Since the pandemic, savvy homeowners have been looking for ways to make their properties more comfortable and more desirable to future buyers.
So, what are the most popular home improvement trends?
How can you wow potential buyers with your use of space?
In this quick read, we look at some of the most popular ways to make your home more desirable to future buyers, as reported by the annual Rated People 2022 report.
- Multifunctional spaces
Using a room for multiple purposes was one of the key trends that came out of lockdown and is important for future buyers. People added bars and gyms to their homes at an average cost of £14,000, while open plan spaces were divided into usable zones for all the family.
Buyers love to see how a space can be used, as it helps them imagine how they can live in a new home.
- Garden revamp
Gardening is cool. Especially since 2020, and people have been making big investments into their outdoor spaces during and after the pandemic. Al fresco dining areas and garden landscaping have become more popular over the last few years, along with summer houses and conservatories.
Top tip: An easy way to make your garden more attractive to buyers is by creating a living wall (or green wall). While there are some quite technical living wall irrigation systems that require professional installation, you can keep it simple (and budget-friendly) by installing vertical planters or grow bags.
- Home office
Working from home became a huge challenge for many people in 2020, so it’s easy to see why home offices are now something many buyers are interested in for their future properties.
Whether it’s converting the box room into a usable office or investing in drop-down desks, showing buyers how and where they can work is a great way to boost a property’s desirability.
- Eco improvements
As the energy crisis continues, many people have invested in energy-friendly home improvements to save on bills and attract buyers. The Rated People report found a massive 419% increase in demand for roof insulation and a 404% jump in demand for electric car charging points. Heat pumps and new windows have also seen a rise in popularity.
Buyers love eco-friendly improvements as it may mean cheaper, green mortgages, which immediately make a property more attractive.
If you’re looking to sell your property, get in touch with our team at Knightsbridge Estate Agents on 0116 274 5544