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Househunters turned off by avocado bath

WOODCHIP wallpaper, mirrored ceilings and nude portraits have been revealed as the top decorative turn-offs for house-hunters.

Despite their popularity with many people, hot tubs were also among the top 10 list of features that would put a would-be buyer off, according to research from website NeedaProperty.com.

An avocado bathroom suite, a collection of stuffed, dead animals and have-a-go 1980s paint effects such as "rag rolling" and stencilling were also among the features that house hunters would be most put out to find during their property searches.

House sellers looking to attract a buyer may want to consider installing granite kitchen surfaces, a wooden floor, a wood burning stove, a roll-top bath or an American-style fridge, as these were listed as being among the biggest turn-ons in the survey of 2,000 prospective home buyers conducted last month.

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