The struggles of small space living
Of the 2,000 people surveyed, almost half said that their home was too small and they’d appreciate more space. And over a third of respondents stated that their current home was too small for the needs of their family.
The main concerns for people living in small homes are the kitchen, bathroom and master bedroom. Dining areas are a ‘flash point’, with one in six households telling us they can’t fit their family around the kitchen or dining room table. And one eighth of respondents said that their sofa didn’t have enough space for everyone to sit comfortably.
Storage space is probably the biggest challenge for small homes. A quarter of people surveyed said they need more storage space, and over a third would love to have a spare room. A whopping 61% stated that they struggle to keep the house tidy because there isn’t enough room to store all their belongings.
The survey also revealed some surprising insights into how our small space living is affecting us. One third of those surveyed said they’re missing out on hosting friends and family because of a lack of space for entertaining. And a huge 43% felt that they hadn’t truly ‘settled’ into their current home, because they were already thinking about moving and upsizing.
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Design tips for small homes
Are you feeling inspired to make the most of the space in your home? Our list of clever small space living solutions doesn’t stop there. From storage hacks to using colour and light to create the illusion of more space our styling experts have come up with some fantastic interior design tricks to make your home feel more spacious.
Read all the advice in our small homes hub, including our 6 steps to stylish compact living and small dining room ideas, and make relaxing and entertaining a breeze.