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Natural light is the most important thing to consider for a family home, according to a recent survey.

The poll of 25–44 year olds in the UK also showed that a large garden is thought of as crucial for creating a good family environment.

The research from Origin, a manufacturer of bespoke aluminium bi-folding and residential doors, windows and blinds, asked 500 people what they see as fundamental features for comfortable family living.

Of those asked, more than a quarter (26.4%) placed natural light as their top consideration, with just less than one in five (19.8%) citing a large safe garden.

Neil Ginger, CEO and founder of Origin, said: “Light in the home creates a feeling of space and freedom. These aspects are important when bringing up young children. As more and more people choose to renovate their homes rather than move, the decision to create areas where more light can enter the home is becoming ever more popular....

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