Direct Line has released fresh data from a survey of one hundred estate agents from ten of the biggest cities in Britain.
It concluded that a three bedroom home would have an average of 1.87 bathrooms, a four bed would have 2.6 and a five bedroom home would ideally have 3.5.
Nearly three-quarters of estate agents (70%) almost all surveyed (95%) stated that a four or five bed home needs to have more than one bathroom. 43£ stated that a five-bedroom property should have at least three bathrooms.
In terms of value, estimates from estate agents state that an extra bathroom would add 6.8% to the value of a property. This means that a property with a value of £208,200, which is Hometrack UK Cities House Price Index average price of a three bedroom property, an extra bathroom could add £12,000 on to a three-bedroom property.
““With space in such short supply in homes across the country and the cost of moving sky high, it is interesting to find out directly from the experts what home owners can do to add value to their property.
“A new bathroom can add around £12,000 to the value of a home, which compared to the cost of fitting one, is a significant return and may be a good option for people wishing to improve their home but without the space to add an extra bedroom or improve their kitchen.”
However, many of the surveyed agents stated that bedrooms are much more valuable to a house price in comparison to a bathroom.
Mark Manning, Managing Director of Manning Stainton said “Although this new data might make people think about creating a new bathroom in their home, it’s important to remember that bedrooms are a more valuable asset.”