New research has found that 48% of Britons’ would pay a premium to be able to move in to a property immediately without having to do any renovation or replacement work.
According to a study of 2,000 UK adults by BetterBathrooms.com, homebuyers are willing to increase their property buying budget by an extra 14% on average for rooms and fitted furnishings they want to keep, rather than replace.
Rooms with desirable fitted furniture and appliances were also the rooms taken into highest consideration when purchasing a property, with 43% admitting a kitchen in good condition is top of their property wish lists.
A well-presented bathroom was also regarded as important by a third (33%), with tiles and plumbed-in appliances being too time consuming to fit and replace.
27% rated a large outdoor space or garden as high priority on property search checklists, providing extra living space when the Great British weather permits.
One in six (16%) also listed a garage as an important factor while one in ten (11%) said they would be looking for attic space, showing storage and spill-over space is a top priority when purchasing a new home.