Over a third of Britons think their house is too small, poll claims

Four in 10 respondents say their current home is smaller than their childhood one

Alice Hughes
Wednesday 18 September 2019 12:13

Over a third of people polled for a new survey said they considered their home too small for their needs.

Of the 2,000 adults who own or rent a property that were questioned, more than half worried that the size of their home is negatively impacting their mental wellbeing.

Four in 10 participants said their current home is smaller than the one they grew up in.

Children shared a bedroom with their sibling in one in 10 households, while more than an eighth of the respondents from London said they slept in the same bedroom as friends or family members.

Thirty per cent felt they did not have enough space to have children.

“A house obviously has needs to fit everyone comfortably, from couples to families with young kids, or older children who all understandably want their own space," said Charlie Harrison from Furniture Village, which commissioned the survey.

The poll also found the kitchen is the room most likely to be considered inadequate in size, followed by the bathroom and master bedroom.

More than a quarter of respondents said they would like a more spacious bathroom, a garden and more storage space, while an eighth said their sofa is not big enough for everyone in the house.

However, one quarter said they cannot afford to buy new furniture.


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