Does a utility room add value to my property?

For many homebuyers, especially those with families or pets, a utility room enhances the functionality of the home by providing extra space for laundry, storage, and everyday chores, which can make a property more attractive. Its value is also in decluttering and maintaining the aesthetic of more visible areas of the home, like the kitchen.

Having both a well-designed kitchen and a utility room can indeed increase the value of a property even further. While the kitchen often serves as the heart of the home and a key factor in property valuation, adding a utility room enhances the overall functionality and appeal of the living space, making the property more attractive to potential buyers.

How much value could be added?

In the UK, while there’s no standard percentage increase to expect, estate agents and property experts often suggest that well-designed, functional spaces like utility rooms can make a property more attractive to potential buyers, thereby increasing its saleability. In some cases, a utility room could increase a property’s value by approximately 5% to 10%, especially in family-oriented markets or where such features are in high demand.

A utility room brings practical benefits which can significantly enhance a property’s marketability and appeal, potentially making it a deciding factor for the right buyer.