In the last 6 months, between family, friends & neighbours I've been surrounded by people having building work or home improvements done. Now this is probably very admirable, people can't afford to move so are upgrading their homes, putting an extra bedroom in the loft, adding a conservatory to be used as a playroom.. There is of course nothing wrong with this, we did lots of work on our house when we bought it, we had double glazing fitted & we had a kitchen fitted as the existing kitchen was being used as storage for a DJ & had decks & thousands of CD's but no units. We also turned a rather large downstairs toilet into a study/small bedroom, turned a large cupboard into a downstairs toilet & fitted an en suite shower room to one of ht bedrooms, as there were 8 of us moving into a 3 bed house.
What I find amazing is the work that some people seem to find necessary, huge kitchens for people who never cook, an entrance hall with Wow factor for people who never have visitors & an en suite bathroom for all 4 children as obviously the children cannot be expected to share a bathroom even though they are all under 10. All this costs money & so many people are adding to their mortgages to pay for this work or taking out loans. I worry about how some people are going to manage.