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The Best and Worst Home Improvement Trends

Posted: Friday, 19 August 2016 @ 12:51

What do you think are the nation’s most love and most hated home improvements? Which trends do you regret following? A survey by Anglian Home Improvements has revealed what home improvement trends people hate the most – and it’s bad news for people with crazy paving and coloured bathroom suites. Take a look at what people voted as the worst fads of the home improvement industry.

The Worst

Wondering what topped the list of most loathed home improvements? The nation has spoken with more than half of respondents choosing pebble dashing – a sign that it is now definitely out of fashion. If you have pebble dashing on the exterior of your home, now is the time to get it replaced.

Next in the list of Brits’ most hated home improvements is crazy paving, with 43% of people citing it as a terrible design choice. Once the on-trend style for patios and driveways, these days it’s better to choose something more subtle. Crazy paving was closely followed by coloured bathroom suites, with 42% of the vote. From baby pink to lime green, a coloured bathroom suite is so last century. White is the way to go in 2016, so you may want to have a new suite fitted if you plan on selling your property.

Melanie McDonald, spokesperson for Anglian Home Improvements said, “Rising house prices and high deposits mean buyers have less cash on hand available to make alterations to their new home when they move in. Features like coloured bathroom suites that may not have previously been a deal breaker could put someone off buying your property, especially if there is additional work to be done.”

The Best

At the opposite end of the scale, homeowners are loving other home improvement trends, such as indoor-outdoor flow. This includes conservatories and bi-fold doors which help to bring the outside in to improve wellbeing. 58% of people surveyed thought this was an important and valued home improvement.

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The next most desired home improvement is a separate dining room, with 56% of the vote. This result is quite a shocking reveal, as it shows that the current trend for more open plan living may be on the way out. Many new builds have an open plan kitchen diner, and many other homeowners have renovated to create one large living space, but this survey suggests that a separate room designed just for dining is the future.

Also high up on the most loved list is a cinema or entertainment room and a wet room, for life’s little luxuries.

What home improvements are you planning on making next? Hopefully these results will help with your decision.

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