Top priorities for homeowners revealed in new survey
Safety was ranked as the most important thing within a property with 24% of homeowners stating it as a priority, according to research by GetAgent.
Size was the most important for 20% and energy efficiency was noted at 19%.
GetAgent also identified that getting on the property ladder is the main aspiration for many for 38% of homeowners.
However, for 45% of homeowners it is important that their home also reflects their wider lifestyle, and a further 17% went as far as to say that it is very important that their home fits with how they live.
Colby Short, founder and chief executive of GetAgent, said: “There’s no doubting we’re a house proud nation but the definition of being house proud has certainly evolved over the years.
“Gone are the days of presenting a pristine show home to impress friends and family and today, we love to put our own unique stamp on our properties in all manner of ways.
For some it’s energy-efficient improvements such as solar panels, for others a space to get their hands dirty working on their latest project is important.
“Others prefer to entertain, while the latest technology integration or entertainment system makes some of us tick.
“Whatever it is, we love to spend time at home doing the things we love and so it’s no surprise that they’ve become more of an extension of who we are rather than simply a roof over our heads.”