This bathroom feature could reduce the value of your home by up to £20,000

New research reveals the extent to which your bathroom could be impacting the value of your property

When it comes to property value a bad bathroom design can be costly. So just how much value does a bathroom add to your home? New research suggests a lot!

Mira Showers (opens in new tab) commissioned a survey of UK homeowners and prospective buyers to find out. The results show which bathroom renovations and solutions would entice them to offer above the asking price when buying a property, and what would put them off.

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How much value can a bathroom add to your home?

bathroom with Mira Showers

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This new insight tells us the real value of investing in a good bathroom design.

The biggest culprit to devalue homes is limited bathroom access. This could reduce offers on your property by up to a staggering £20,000, the survey reveals.

With almost early half, 49 per cent, saying they’d offer an average of £7,000 less than the asking price if the bathroom was only accessible via the kitchen. With a fifth citing they’d offer even less than that, somewhere between £10,001 and £20,000, if this was the case. This layout is most common with older style properties or terraced houses.

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bathroom with shower and glass cabin

(Image credit: Mira Showers)

What bathroom features add value?

Over three quarters of buyers say they’d offer more on a house if the property offered an en suite bathroom. Saying they'd pay more for the privilege, to save putting one in.

So adding an en suite to your property could potentially increase prospective buyers’ offer value by an average of £4,000.

A third of respondents said they’d prefer to buy a house with more bathrooms, over more bedrooms. With 3 in 4 saying they would pay more for a property if its bathroom was modernised or refurbished very recently.

'Nine out of ten times, it helps the sale of the property if you have a modern bathroom, opposed to an old fashioned one' claims Tom Greenacre, Divisional Sales Director at Purple Bricks (opens in new tab).

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The recent survey asked over 1,000 UK homeowners and prospective buyers.

Tamara Kelly

Tamara was Ideal Home's Digital Editor before joining the Woman & Home team in 2022. She has spent the last 15 years working with the style teams at Country Homes & Interiors and Ideal Home, both now at Future PLC. It’s with these award wining interiors teams that she's honed her skills and passion for shopping, styling and writing. Tamara is always ahead of the curve when it comes to interiors trends – and is great at seeking out designer dupes on the high street.