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Watch: This Family Wish They Had Remortgaged Sooner

28/04/2015 12:38 BST | Updated 28/04/2015 12:59 BST

When your family is growing and space is getting tight, many families consider moving out of the neighborhood they've come to call home to find a bigger place with more outdoor space. The Drese family considered this, but found that remortgaging and extending their existing home in south London was much easier than they first thought.

Clare Drese loves what they've done with their home improvements so much that says she wished they'd remortgaged and created extra space sooner. In remortgaging they managed to stay in their favoured neighborhood, keep their son in his school, add extra storage, a dining area where their side-return once was, outdoor storage and a neat urban backyard that's a perfect kids' play area.

Watch the video for their top tips on remortgaging to improve your home.