Wide Open Spaces

Sprawling, bright living spaces popularised by Grand Designs and other reality TV shows have become a modern obsession with the number of kitchen-diners rising by almost 50 per cent in the past decade.

One in three homes now features a kitchen-diner, and one in five Britons plans to blend their separate living room and cooking spaces into a single area.

Edwardian, Georgian and Victorian houses are being converted everyday to meet the demands of modern day family life.