Whether you have bought a newbuild house or a period property, making a new pad feel like home is important for many homebuyers. So much so that a quarter spend more than six months redecorating to put their own personal stamp on their recently-purchased property.
This is according to Sainsbury’s Bank Home Insurance, which revealed 26 per cent of shoppers take between six months and two years to feel at home in their house, while 29 per cent spend more than £5,000 during the first year renovating the building.
The survey results revealed just eight per cent of new homeowners have a budget of less than £500, showing how important it is for Brits to make sure their personality shines through in their abode.
Karen Hogg, head of home insurance at Sainsbury’s Bank, said: “Turning a property it into a home is rewarding but it can be expensive.”
She reminded homeowners to adjust their buildings and contents insurance if they make major changes to their home after taking out the policies.
When it comes to redecorating plans, 21 per cent of homeowners install a new kitchen or bathroom after they move in.
This is perhaps unsurprising, as B&Q recently revealed one-third of Brits believe updating their bathroom would be more rewarding than redecorating anywhere else in the house.
Country Living published results of the research that showed bathrooms are more closely linked with happiness ratings than any other room.
If you want to update your washroom and lift your mood, consider installing new bathroom tiles in Hertfordshire that could allow you to transform the space without having to invest in a new suite.