Nearly half of the UK’s homeowners taking part in a survey by VELUX are planning to carry out home improvements over the next six months.

For the majority of home improvers (59%), the main reason for renovating is to either update their interior décor or modernise their homes. However, one out of every 10 ‘home improvers’ is embarking on a project to create or improve space that they can spend more time together in as a family.

For this particular group of family time seekers, they are willing to spend big to make their dream a reality, with a planned average spend of £15,589. This is more than double the planned average spending of £6,444 for all home improvers.

The home improvement survey supports the launch of a new campaign from VELUX to inspire and support homeowners with practical tips, advice and tools, to help them plan for and create their dream single-storey extension with VELUX roof windows.

Architectural designer and television presenter Charlie Luxton has given the campaign his backing by sharing his own ideas and extension tips online.

Mr Luxton said: “More and more UK homeowners are choosing to make home improvements instead of moving to bigger and better spaces. This desire to extend and renovate rather than buy and sell is influenced by many factors such as cost and increased ability to personalise existing living space.

“For family households looking to renovate, this research from VELUX shows that enjoying more time together as a family was an influencing factor when deciding to spend money on improvements.”