Now that we are settled in 2022, and spring cleans are around the corner, you might be thinking about making some changes to your home.
If you plan on staying in your home for some time, there is a lot to be said for making your house as functional and as stylish as possible. Of course, if you plan on selling your South West London home anytime soon, there is a lot to be said for improving its appearance.
At Holmes Estate Agents, we are pleased to say we have worked closely with many homeowners, and we know what buyers are looking for. If you are one of the many homeowners intending to improve your home soon, get in touch, and we will be more than happy to help.
Also, if you are looking to place your South West London home up for sale, get in touch, and we will be more than happy to assist you.
Many homeowners are looking to change their home in 2022
GetAgent has carried out a study amongst homeowners, looking at the changes they wish to make to their home in 2022.
69% of people who have bought a property in the last six months intend to carry out home improvements. 52% of respondents said they plan to undertake minor aesthetics around the house. 17% of property owners who responded are committed to a significant project, such as an extension.
What would you change about your home?
The rooms most likely to be focused on are:
The kitchen, which was the leading option cited by homeowners when discussing makeover plans
The garden was a popular choice when it comes to brightening up a property
Bedrooms were a common option when it comes to freshening a home
The next selections were bathroom, living room and external spaces.
The most commonly cited home improvement task was painting a room, with installing new flooring a close second. A lot of people said they intend to landscape their garden, and many homeowners plan to introduce new furniture to their home. You won’t be surprised to hear many people intend to add new appliances to their home as part of the overall improvement process.
How much are homeowners willing to spend on improving their home?
33% of respondents said they have a budget of between £500 and £1,000 for home improvements. 11% of homeowners have a budget of at least £20,000.
Colby Short is the founder and CEO of GetAgent.co.uk, and he has been quoted by Property Reporter as saying; “Home improvements are part and parcel of homeownership and January is often the time we sit down and think about what changes we want to make to our home. Whether you’re painting the bedroom or adding an extension, the key to success is planning and determination to follow through with those plans. There will always be some unexpected costs so budgeting a little extra is advised but at the very least you should get a full view of costs and times before undertaking any project to avoid months on end of living in a half-finished house.”
Colby Short concluded by saying; “It’s also important to note that the cost of materials has climbed substantially while the availability of tradespeople has dwindled due to high demand. So you might not be able to get your home improvements sorted as soon as you planned or for the cost you originally expected.”
Contact Holmes Estate Agents for all your South West London housing needs in 2022
We have considerable experience and expertise in the South West of London. We are ideally placed to help vendors, tenants and landlords during this challenging time. If you have any questions regarding the South West London property market, please get in touch with Holmes Estate Agents today.