Just a question, because I have no idea how the real estate market/house prices/builder's costs are over there, but have you considered moving somewhere else where you'd have more space? Because to be honest your house looks like it's only slightly larger than a shoebox.
^ As long as she doesn't know what's down there then it's OK. :lol:
And your place looks at least twice the size of Joe's. Then again you don't want to see the 4 bedroom ?800k average place of round me.
Prices in the South are ridiculous though ?800k would get you 6-8 bedrooms around here. You could probably buy a whole street in a grubby area of Manchester. :lol: