Yes, there will always be one room that needs repainting and an out-of-date scheme that could do with a rethink, but if you love your home's character and location, it's a keeper. If the following statements ring true, chances are you've formed a lifelong bond with your home. Why move when you've already found true love?
1. You've installed a top-of-the-range kitchen
It's light, spacious, practical and stylish. You spent hours pondering over the best layout for your family and you spent big on fancy appliances. You made up your mind to stay when you chose those timeless stone worktops.
2. You've had bespoke storage built into the awkward spaces
If you like everything about your home, including its wonky walls and irregular features, you're head over heels. Built-in storage is essentially a gift to your property, as it will outlast your time together.
3. You've never painted over the kids' height chart on the wall
If this applies to you, and your children flew the nest years ago, you're never leaving!
4. You're using the spare bedroom as a hobby room
What do you mean your home office isn't the kitchen table? If you've got space to spare for a home studio or craft room, you're one lucky homeowner.
5. The kitchen has a larder
Row upon row of storage. Spice racks aplenty. Pull-out drawers for veggies. A secret home for the toaster?? Man, you're leaving the dream.
6. You haven't converted the loft yet
You could create a whole new floor for another bedroom and en suite. Or a yoga studio. Or a library. Did someone say home cinema?
7. It has a walk-in wardrobe
You're basically living in heaven. You're never going to top this place.
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