From This is Money:
It found that newly built properties are so cramped that they do not provide enough space to cook, have guests around or simply relax.
And the study by the Government’s design watchdog also revealed that both the average room size and overall new home size are getting even smaller.
The boom in the number of smaller houses and flats reflects decreasing family sizes in Britain.
The average number of people in a family has fallen from 3.1 in 1961 to 2.4 last year, according to the Office for National Statistics. The average number of people per household is even lower, at 1.9.
A hundred years ago, an average of eight family members lived under one roof, with richer households also boasting several servants.
However, the Commission for Architecture and the Built Environment said this does not account for falling room sizes and that private homes built today were ‘too small for everyday life’.
In a survey of 2,249 homeowners, whose properties were built between 2003 and 2006, 4…