Many people in the UK are undertaking DIY programmes to convert their existing properties into their ideal home.
New research from Halifax found that more than three-quarters (76 per cent) of Britons between the ages of 18 and 40 years would tear down walls to boost living space in their homes.
Two-thirds (65 per cent) said that they would convert a loft or basement in order to create more space and a similar proportion revealed they would add an extension to their next house.
Stephen Noakes, commercial director of mortgages at Halifax, said: "There's often a difference between the dream home and the reality of more traditional properties on the market but now, more than ever, people are willing to take on their own project.
"Whether it's knocking down walls, converting unused space or extending – homeowners are less willing to compromise, and so are creating the perfect living space."
Posted by Barney Marshall