Now in these tough financial times rather than moving to a bigger home many are opting for extending what they've got.
One family from St Neots went for a more unusual approach, they bought a nearby garage and turned it into an extra living room.
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Long spells of sunshine will develop today and it'll feel warm in the sunshine. Highs of 25ºC but with a fresher feel as the humidity drops
Heavy showers will continue in places overnight and it will feel muggy. Tomorrow, showers clear early on and it will be a sunny day.
A transformation from gravel pits to grebe habitat, a quarry in Cambridgeshire that's slowly being turned into Britain's biggest reed bed.