Kitchen Named Most Popular Room To Renovate

The kitchen has been named as the most popular room to renovate, according to a new survey by, with a quarter of families choosing to refurbish this room as homeowners commit to staying in their current homes for around eight years on average.

According to the survey – which questioned 1,000 UK homeowners – close to 30% of homeowners are delaying plans to move due to economic uncertainty. After the kitchen, the bathroom is the second favourite room to renovate, said.

A new kitchen can add 5.8% additional value on average to a home, or around £9,605, while a new bathroom adds on average 5.10%, or around £8,445, the survey said. However, homeowners have a tendency to undervalue their renovations for these rooms by £3,000-£4,000, added.

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