Selling a house is never easy, especially when it's tainted by some of the worst examples of DIY or home improvements from the last 50 years.
Anglian Home Improvements polled over 2,000 current homeowners to find out which trends were just passing fads and now look horrendously out of date, and which have stood the test of time.
The results are sure to prove invaluable for those hoping to sell their properties in 2016, if you see any of these least love home improvements around your house, maybe it's time to get rid of them!
One major finding to have been thrown up by the research is that the trend for open plan living is quickly going out of fashion, as people start to look for a clear function from their leisure spaces.
Improving the indoor-outdoor flow of a property topped the list for most loved home improvement trends, with features such as conservatories and folding doors. Having a separate dining room came in second place, closely followed by TV or cinema rooms.
The study also revealed the top three least loved home improvement trends of the last 50 years. If you're the proud owner of some vintage pebble dashing, look away now because the trend, which first came to light in the 1920s, has topped the list. Crazy paving and coloured bathroom suites round out the top three.
Nearly half of those polled agreed that the main reason for making home improvements was to try and add monetary value to the property.
Melanie McDonald, Head of PR at Anglian Home Improvements, said: "The past 50 years have brought about great advancements in the home but it's clear from this research some trends have more enduring appeal than others."
So, if you're hoping to sell your home in the coming year, maybe take a look around first and check your not guilty of any of these dodgy home improvement crimes!