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Only one in three adults said they’d have a swimming pool in their dream home

What features does a dream home need?

‘It turns out that many people have fairly modest requirements for what they consider to be their dream property’

Richard Jenkins
Thursday 22 April 2021 18:04
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Britons’ ‘dream home’ requirements include ‘mundane’ amenities like an en-suite bathroom ahead of top-of-the-range extras such as a home cinema or a swimming pool, a poll has suggested.

En-suites topped the list of what we would have in our ‘money-no-object home’, with walk in wardrobes coming in second.

Simply having more natural light was third on the list, followed by a summer house in the garden and a bigger kitchen.

Just one in three adults would opt for a swimming pool – indoors or outdoors – in their dream home.

Indeed only 22 per cent would want it to come equipped with a state-of-the-art gym.

The poll was commissioned by The Grand Draw, a raffle which is offering Britons the chance to win a £1.1 million mansion – Orleton House - in a raffle.

A spokesperson for The Grand Draw said: “Daydreaming about the perfect house is how millions of Brits while away a quiet hour.

“We were surprised that a lot of things that people would really like aren’t things you’d only find in a mega-mansion.

“It turns out that many people have fairly modest requirements for what they consider to be their dream property.”

Despite having low expectations, only 18 per cent of respondents believe they currently live in their ‘dream home’.

The majority don’t think they’ll ever make it to dream home status, with many blaming a lack of money while a few simply don’t think they’d ever find the perfect property.

However, some say fantasising about their dream home is one of their ‘go to’ daydreams, spending an average of 14 minutes a day imagining an upgraded living space.

The majority fear they’ll never be able to live in their perfect residence without a lottery win, according to the OnePoll research.

But if the unlikely did happen and Britons won big, 43 per cent would up sticks to a new area – while a few would stay in the same location, just in a better house.

The Grand Draw’s spokesperson added: “There’s a lot to be said for trying to make the best of what you have, and if you can do that, you may already be in your dream home.

“However, our competition means you could end up with a dream home for a lot less than the £2.7m Brits say they expect their dream house would cost.

“Tickets for the raffle are 10 for £5, and if £1.7m worth of entries have been bought by June 30th, the winner will become the proud new owner of Orleton House near Ludlow, Shropshire - and two charities, Birmingham Children’s Hospital Charity and Beacon, will also split £100,000.”

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