Mira Showers conducts survey into bathroom value
94% of prospective buyers said they'd offer more on a property if it had an en suite
Mira Showers has published the results of its survey, which looked into which bathroom solutions would encourage prospective buyers to offer above the asking price when buying a property.
The survey interviewed over 1,000 UK homeowners and prospective buyers, and the results were as follows:
Mira Showers survey results
• 94% said they'd offer more on a property if it had an en suite (an average of £3,401 above the asking price).
• If looking for a multistorey house, 45% said they would not consider buying the property if it only had a groundfloor bathroom (compared to 19% who said they would, but would almost certainly renovate the house to move the bathroom to their preferred location).
• Over half (55%) said they'd offer less on a property if the bathroom was only accessible via the kitchen, with the average buyer offering £5,949 less than the asking price.
• More than a third (35%) said they'd rather buy a property which has more bathrooms, vs a property of the same number of rooms where most of those are bedrooms. Those who'd prefer to have more bathrooms would offer an additional £4,773, whereas those who'd prefer to have more bedrooms would offer an additional £5,632.
• 84% said they'd offer more on a property where the bathroom was modernised/refurbished very recently, with £3,723 being the average value offered above the asking price.