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Modern kitchens, private parking and gardens top list of “desirability” factors according to survey

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Mon 24 Aug 2015

Modern kitchens, private parking and gardens top list of “desirability” factors according to survey

 

A modern or open plan kitchen, off-street parking and a back garden are the features most likely to make a home ‘more desirable’ to potential buyers, according to research from property portal OnTheMarket.com.

28% of agents said a modern kitchen was the one feature most likely to prove attractive to potential buyers. Meanwhile, 23% of agents chose a driveway or off-street parking, 17% an open plan kitchen/diner and 14% a back garden.

Other features chosen as ‘most desirable’ to buyers were an en-suite in the master bedroom, neutral painted walls, fast internet connection, a conservatory, a front garden and real wooden floors.

 

According to some agents, a modern kitchen could add up to £50,000 to the value of a property and the majority said it could add between £4,000 and £5,000, depending on the property’s overall value and size.