If you're thinking of selling your property and want to achieve the highest price possible, a new survey revealing which common home improvements influence purchasers the most makes for essential reading.
Plentific.com's findings show that 47% of potential homeowners would be influenced by a property having a recently fitted kitchen, with 46% swayed by a new bathroom. Taking third spot were new windows (45%), followed by a new boiler (43%) and a new extension (34%).
As well as influencing a purchaser's decision to buy a property, certain home improvements can also prompt buyers to make higher offers. A new kitchen is most likely to make buyers put in an inflated bid, followed by a new bathroom, a new extension and a new conservatory.
"With more homes coming on to the market as we move through 2017, what a property contains and how it is presented will become more important," says Miles Roberts, the Sales Manager at North West London estate agents, London Residential.
"Buyers commonly go out and make back-to-back viewings in one day so are able to compare the standard of kitchens and bathrooms over a short period of time. Properties that feature the very latest fixtures and fittings are very persuasive and can 'seal the deal', even if the property carries a premium. It's a point worth noting if you are thinking of selling," concludes Miles.
According to the data, when looking to buy a new property, 47% of potential homeowners would be influenced by it having a recently fitted kitchen. 28% would also be more likely to offer a higher price for this feature.