It is always a difficult decision to move home, but when you love the area you live in and the style of your house, yet are in need a bigger property, the choice is much harder.
Although most people expect a trade off when it comes to finding the dream property, when you have all the right ingredients bar one missing element it can be incredibly frustrating.
For instance, many Brits may have their ideal home in terms of style and space, but wish for a better area or they may love a property entirely but know that they need something larger to meet their needs.
If you're in this situation you will have a hard choice to make between moving, settling for your lot, or being proactive and trying to reach a compromise.
When looking for a solution to add space to a property, many automatically turn to an extension. However, this costly addition is often a minefield of bureaucratic and administrative complications that can potentially cause upheaval in your life.
Andrew Leech, director at the National Home Improvement Council (NHIC), explained that people considering an extension must first work out if they can afford it, before seeking planning permission from their local authority.
Additionally, an extension requires people to "comply with the materials and products" used in the area to ensure the project "fits in with the local vernacular".
"This is particularly the case where conservation areas are concerned," Mr Leech added.
Consequently, for many this process can sound entirely unappealing and people often lose hope that their dreams of a larger property will ever be realised.
However, there is one simple way to increase the size of your home for a lower cost and less fuss - add a conservatory
According to research by HSBC, a conservatory is the only home improvement that has increased its return on investment this year, with the value it adds to a property rising by 14 per cent since 2011 to £9,420 on average.
Even if you have no intention of moving home, a conservatory will add much needed space, creating another room entirely or extending an existing area.