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ADD A BATHROOM
The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (rics.org)
considers an additional bathroom to be one of the most
beneficial improvements you can make to a property.
It could add as much as 10% to the value of a house.
An extra bathroom appeals to families who are
fed up with waiting for the toilet or shower to become
available and also to couples who simply enjoy the
luxury of having a bathroom each. Imagine a world
without arguments about toilet seats or toothpaste lids!
improvements to your property
could increase its value by 14%
on average, according to figures
from the Department of Energy
and Climate Change (see gov.uk).
Greg Barker, former energy
and climate change minister,
says: 'Not only can energye cient improvements help
protect you against rising
energy prices, they add value
to your property.'
You can improve energy
e ciency by adding more
insulation and installing solar
panels, water recovery systems
and led lighting. See our feature
on pg 147 for more ideas.
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