Swing a Cat

Why are houses defined by how many bedrooms and bathrooms they’ve got? It’s a crude system, especially when a 2-bed apartment is often bigger than a 3-bedroom house.

So let’s join the US and the rest of Europe in asking to see the total floor area as a first clue to the capacity of a home to accommodate us.

This website includes a fun tool for assessing how much floor area you are likely to need according to the number in your household. Make a comfortable choice and the cat will purr. Cramp her and prepare to stick your fingers in your ears.