From must-have Metro tiles to desirable dark paint colors, the results might surprise you…
New research reveals some of today’s most popular interior trends could actually be devaluing our homes. A study carried out by the team at Rated People found many of the latest trends are guilty of making potential buyers less likely to buy your home.
The list surprisingly includes some of the top design trends of now, from bath-less bathrooms and dark paint colors to copper taps and painted floorboards.
The team analyzed a sample of 820,000 jobs, from 3 million over the past three years to reveal the most popular decor and renovation trends of recent years that could cost you, when it comes to selling your home…
Top 15 trends putting off potential buyers
The study looks into the renovation and interior design trends in the UK. The findings suggest anything that’s too bold or personal could make buyers less likely to see past the decor to envision the property as their own home.
1. Rooms painted dark blue
This popular hue ranks top of the off-putting trends, with 52 percent. It does and doesn’t surprise us, because dark colors are very Marmite – we just happen to love them.
2. Rooms painted dark grey
Dark grey is marginally less hard to picture living with, just behind with 49 percent.
3. Bathrooms with no bath
This is a bathroom trend the experts say more and more of us are opting for, bathrooms with only a shower. Homeowners are sacrificing baths so they can have bigger and better shows. But with 43 percent of the vote, could this be a washout when it comes to selling your home?
4. Dark blue kitchen cupboards
It’s one of THE most on-trend colors at current for kitchens, but it’s clearly not for everyone’s taste. Dark blue kitchen cupboards doors measures are high with 41 percent.
5. Black taps
Fashionable black taps and shower fittings could potentially put off 35 percent of viewers.
6. Painted floorboards
Is it the upkeep? The lack of carpet? Or just the look? perhaps all three, but painted floorboards attracted 35 percent of the vote.
7. Dark grey window frames
It’s almost like white UPVC is the safest option because while dark grey window frames are fashionable 32 percent would be put off.
8. Dark grey kitchen cupboards
It’s a familiar story with grey kitchen cupboards doors as it is with blue, with 31 percent citing it wasn’t preferable to live with.
9. Original sash windows
Many period features might put off potential buyers, possibly due to a misconception of costs to upkeep or replace. whatever the reason original sash windows are not appealing to 31 percent.
10. Wooden double glazing
Wooden windows will deter 31 percent of buyers.
11. Patterned floor tiles
It seems the saleability factor is to play it safe when it comes to floor tiles because 29 percent are not in favor of replacing patterned designs.
12. Tiled floor in living spaces
And 29 percent would prefer us to avoid using filed flooring in living spaces, that aren’t bathrooms, hallways, and kitchens.
13. Copper taps
This trendy metallic finish is most likely to put 28 percent potential buyers off when seen on kitchen sinks.
14. White metro tiles
This popular style of tile is not favored by 28 percent, used in a bathroom with dark grouting. Play it safe with white grout?
15. Open plan layout
We can probably collectively blame Kirstie Allsopp for the open-plan living that 27 percent aren’t in favor of.
‘We know from the many completed projects in our community that dark and bold colors can look great,’ says Adrienne Minster, CEO of Rated People.
‘But when it comes to selling, it’s a good idea to stay up to date with the features that buyers are looking for because the trends that were adding value just two to three years ago might now be devaluing properties.’
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