Posted: March 5, 2012

One in six homeowners unhappy with the size of their rooms

More than one in six Brits are unhappy with the size of the rooms in their house, according to a new survey.

What’s more, the poll – undertaken by tradesmen search website – has revealed that a desire for bigger rooms is the biggest motivation for Brits looking to move house.

Responding to the figures, Dermot Steedman – a builder listed on the website – pointed out that home-owners would be financially better off if they added a large conversion or an extension to their home instead of moving.

In fact, report that a typical improvement to a three-bedroom house – including all the trimmings like window shutters – costs an average of £56,122 less than moving to a larger home. This overwhelming saving might encourage Brits to expand their homes through adding on an extra building or conservatory – something which many have already done, according to Steedman.

In an interview with, he said: “I’ve seen a noticeable increase over the past couple of years in the number of extensions and conversion projects being undertaken by home-owners.

“Increasing the size of their current home, instead of moving, is often a financial and lifestyle choice. Conversions and extensions are usually cheaper and less risky than moving and a well planned project will nearly always add value to the property.”

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