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‘Kitchen is the heart of the home’

This was followed by 20 percent of homeowners who would choose to do a general paint and refresh, and 13 percent who would do up their bathrooms. Re-roofing and updating the garden were the choices of 11 percent of property owners questioned, followed by nine percent who would choose to put a loft extension in.

Commenting on the survey findings, William Davies, managing director at aspect.co.uk, said: “Clearly the kitchen is an integral part of the home, and it would be true to say that we are seeing increasing numbers of people looking to refurbish and update their kitchens and bathrooms.

“Despite the recession and continued economic uncertainty, the home refurbishment market has remained buoyant throughout. We have noticed a particular trend for bathroom renovations during that period, possibly because of the lower overall cost of updating the bathroom by comparison to the kitchen.”

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