What not to have in your home if you want to keep its value

posted on Thursday, 23rd February 2017 by Geny Caloisi

Retro  Trends  Bathrooms.com 

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A recent research into the nation’s most hated retro décor trends by Bathrooms.com has revealed the 10 interior design trends most likely to devalue your home are:

1.Wood panelling (46 per cent of UK homebuyers wouldn't buy a property if it still had old fashioned wood panelling)

2.Avocado bathrooms (44 per cent)

3.Built-in bars (41per cent)

4.Woodchip (41per cent)

5.Artex ceilings (40per cent)

6.Heavily patterned carpet (35per cent)

7.Textured wallpaper (34per cent)

8.Crazy paving (33per cent)

9.Brick fireplaces (33per cent)

10.Built in wardrobes over the bed (30per cent)

According to the study, UK homebuyers would look to knock £4,877.46 off the purchase price of a property if it still had an outdated avocado bathroom suite. One in six of us (16%) would expect to pay at least £5,000 less and 6% of 25-34 year olds would seek a price reduction of at least £10,000.

It would seem despite the nation’s love for all things interior design, just over one per cent of the British public (1.2%) still have one of the infamous avocado suites lurking in their bathroom – this equates to a staggering 324,000 of the notorious green eyesores still at large in the UK.

Following the results from the research, Bathrooms.com has launched an ‘Avocado Amnesty’ to help the nation upgrade their bathrooms. The bathroom retailer has pledged to help every avocado bathroom owner get a stylish new bathroom they can be proud of - from a complete bathroom makeover, to free baths and more.

Almost three quarters of the UK think avocado bathroom suites are ugly and three out of four people say if they bought a new home and it had an avocado bathroom suite, it would be the first thing they’d rip out. But despite this, a fifth of UK homeowners  confess they’ve never updated their bathroom, and around a quarter of the UK admit to being embarrassed by their outdated bathroom when their friends come over to visit.

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Harshad Gorasia, Bathrooms.com Commercial Director says, “Once upon a time, avocado bathroom suites were the height of fashion and a statement feature for homes up and down the UK, but now they tend to look tired, outdated and in need of recycling. Given that so many of us have never updated our bathrooms, it’s not surprising to see there are still over 300,000 in the country. More than half of the nation says a relaxing bath is their favourite way to unwind and de-stress, so we think everyone should have a bathroom they’re proud of, where they can relax, switch off and have a good soak at the end of a long day.”

Do you know anyone with an avocado bathroom? Rescue them! www.bathrooms.com/avocado-amnesty

Geny Caloisi

Geny Caloisi is an accomplished technology journalist who has worked in a variety of AV industry publications.

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Posted by Nick Tait on 1st June 2017, 1:19 PM
To develop the interior and exterior of our home, we need to follow the advice of an interior designer. Home interior and exteriors are helpful to improve our home condition and increase the number of viewers also. Due to a bad interior and exterior condition, our home looks quite odd and lose its value also. So it should be unique and creative so that viewers can't easily skip their eyes from the design. https://www.wearemovers.net/moving-compaines/long-distance-movers

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