We have a relatively small house, 916 or so square feet, compared to the national average of around 2300 square feet. But our house was of average size when it was built in 1928, and would’ve had a family of 3 or 4 living in its 2 bedrooms and one bath.
It suits me, my husband & the cats and Rigel, though there are times when an additional half bath would be nice.For that matter, I’d probably like 2 more bedrooms — one exclusively for guests and books (right now we have the daybed in the dining room annex, and I can attest that our new couch is incredibly comfortable & suitable for sleeping, since I’ve fallen asleep on it many times already), and a space, not necessarily a bedroom, but a good sized room for the rest of the books and to serve as a studio space.
Dave would dearly love a pool table, since he was a pool shark in college, and if the studio space were big enough the pool table would go there.
Regardless, I think we do a reasonable job of keeping clutter under control (I love decluttering & go on periodic spurts of organizational frenzy) and allocating space in a rational manner.
But I must say, this person impressed me: