Dream Homes Survey: Domestic Features

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Desirable Domestic Features : Article

20 Sep 2013

Dream Home Desires

Ocean Finance poll reveals dream home desires

What would be the most important thing to you if you were choosing your dream home? A recent survey has shown that when asked what feature we would most like, 36% of Brits would choose an indoor swimming pool.

More modest upgrades

At Ocean Finance, we asked a representative sample of 3,425 British adults what they aspired to in their dream home. Whilst a large proportion would like a pool in their house, there are also a significant number of us who would like more modest features.

For example, 33% of people would like an en-suite bathroom. Interestingly, notably more women than men picked this option, with 39% of women compared with just 25% of men saying that they wanted one. It was a similar story with a walk-in wardrobe, with 37% of women compared with just 12% of men dreaming of this feature.

A conservatory was also a popular choice, along with a larger garden and a hot tub. Whilst the indoor swimming pool is rather extravagant (as are with the tennis courts and football pitch that some of us aspire to) many other features may well be more achievable:

What do you aspire to in your dream home?

%

Millions

Indoor swimming pool

36%

18m

En-suite bathroom

33%

17m

Summer house/garden room/conservatory

32%

16m

Walk-in wardrobe(s)

27%

14m

Bigger garden

25%

13m

Jacuzzi/hot tub

23%

12m

Gym

21%

11m

Open fire/ log burner

18%

9m

Cinema room

17%

9m

Office/study

17%

9m

Snooker/games room

16%

8m

Kitchen garden (to grow own food)

15%

8m

Garage

15%

8m

Library

13%

7m

Bar

12%

6m

Outdoor swimming pool

12%

6m

Wine cellar

10%

5m

Sauna

8%

4m

Other

6%

3m

Pond

6%

3m

Paddock

5%

3m

Tennis court

5%

3m

Shed

5%

3m

Sit-on mower

4%

2m

A moat

2%

1m

Football pitch

1%

0.5m

Panic room

1%

0.5m

Practice golf hole

1%

0.5m

 

Whilst those of us on a modest income needn’t get too excited about having a cinema room, wine cellar or paddock, perhaps more conservatories and en-suite bathrooms will be coming to a street near you soon.

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