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:
|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