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Kitchens are the most expensive rooms to renovate

Homeowners typically spend £5,219 on renovating their kitchen, making it the most expensive room in the house to spruce up, according to research from 

Despite its relatively high cost, it’s also the most desired renovation project, with 27% of UK homeowners revealing that their kitchen is the room they’re most keen to improve, followed by the bathroom and living room at 14% and 11% respectively. 

During the lockdown period, some 18% of homeowners carried out some form of home improvement project. 

After the kitchen, the next most expensive part of the home to renovate appears to be the conservatory. Indeed, 73% of homeowners who made improvements to their conservatory spent £3,550 on average. Elsewhere, the amount typically spent by 94% of those who did up their bathroom was £3,340.

The research also revealed that new flooring is a popular home improvement project, carried out by 60%, while kitchen worktops and windows have been recently upgraded by 53%. 

Homeowners in York have typically spent the most on home improvements at £49,056, followed by those in Southampton and Cardiff at £47,512 and £46,012 respectively. 

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