Are The British Happy With Their Homes?


They say home is where the heart is, but it’s often the case that our houses cause more hassle than happiness.

Terry’s Fabrics conducted a survey of 1,000 people to find out how satisfied people in the UK actually are with their homes.

From structural stresses to furniture fall-outs, the key points we uncovered are:

  • More than 1/3 of Brits aren’t happy with their homes.
  • Less than ¼ of people were happy with their property as soon as they moved in, with the same number sharing that it took up to 2 years for them to class themselves as satisfied.
  • Over 1/4 of people surveyed felt that they could have spent more time deciding on their property before moving in.
  • 26% of respondents said that it would cost over £20k to turn their house into an ideal home, whilst 40% thought that it would take upwards of £10k. But proving that money isn’t the only obstacle to happiness, 10% of UK homeowners claimed it would be impossible to turn their house into an ideal home.
  • 35% of Brits encounter more issues than they expected when moving into a new home.
  • Over 50% of respondents admitted they hadn’t paid for an independent survey report before buying their home – due to feeling that these ‘aren’t worth the money’, and also that ‘the basic mortgage survey had enough information’.
  • While the majority of UK homeowners would prefer to remodel than look for a new house, over 1/4 say they’d rather up sticks.
  • More than 1/3 of Brits said that their kitchen was the room most in need of a change. Whilst 16% would most like to change the master bedroom and 15% would ideally like to change the dining room.
  • Woodchip is the most hated interior design feature, with 30% of Brits disliking this feature, followed by Artex Walls / Ceilings (24%), carpeted bathrooms (23%), statement walls (15%) and Quote Decals (8%).

Are UK homeowners suffering from buyer’s remorse?

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