We’ve all been there, struggling to squeeze all our belongings into a new home – that you swear looked bigger when you viewed it. It’s unsurprising, as it turns out, over half of Brits don’t know their own house size.
This is a recipe for disaster when it comes to moving all your belongings into a new house. One in five homeowners has admitted to struggling to fit all their things into a property.
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We can only imagine the drama that comes with blindly guessing the size of a new
However, it is unsurprising that we are all struggling to fit things into our homes with a significant number of brits overestimating the average size of a UK property. When asked, most people believed a typical three-
It seems that many of us are in serious need of a reality check when it comes to house hunting for a bigger home. Barclays found that although a third of respondents believed the size of a house to be more important than location, 69 per cent don’t look at the floor plan.
‘As more of us look for properties online, it’s interesting to see how, as a nation, we’re struggling to judge how much space there is,’ explains Hannah Bernard, head of mortgages at Barclays. ‘It’s important to think about whether you need more space in a new property or if you can simply extend your home to suit your needs.’
If you do choose to move, avoid being caught out looking for an even larger house in a few years time by giving the floor plan a proper look. It is also a good idea to take a tape measure when looking round a house so you have a clear idea of the actual available space.
Do you know how big your home actually is?