What’s trending on local property listings right now?

Selling your home is often one of the biggest moves in life and having the edge on what buyers are looking for right now can often help add added value to your asking price. What’s more, the most effective improvements don’t always cost the most.

According to the Rated People’s 2022 Home Improvement Trends report – which looked at trends on Instagram and TikTok along with Rightmove data and 867,000 home improvement jobs across between 2019-2021 – the top home improvement trends are:


The Top 10 most popular home improvement and décor trends on TikTok and Instagram:

  1. Herringbone Flooring (Instagram Image c. @loveallthingsquirky)
  2. Outdoor Kitchen (Instagram Image c. @hagenbakhuset)
  3. Living Walls (Instagram Image c. @sophiebayliswrites)
  4. Green painted kitchens 
  5. Home Office 
  6. Vintage furniture
  7. Dark coloured kitchens
  8. Neutral décor
  9. Pampas grass décor (Image c. Hammond & Smith)
  10. Wall panelling


    The Top 10 home improvements that increase the value of properties the most:

    1. Self-contained annex
    2. New roof
    3. Newly renovated kitchen
    4. New orangery/conservatory
    5. New windows throughout
    6. Separate kitchen/diner and lounge
    7. Large open plan space
    8. Home gym
    9. Newly renovated bathroom
    10. Ensuite bathroom

    If you’re looking to sell your home and would like advice on what improvements might help increase your

    property’s value, contact us on 01992 919007 or

    email hello@hammondandsmith.co.uk

    We’d love to help!