According to our survey, Europeans have quite different ideas about what constitutes their ideal home space. While most Europeans stated that their perfect home would have five rooms (excluding the kitchen, bathroom and hall), the study also shows a wide range of answers when it comes to the space they need.
While the Portuguese would like a home interior of 211 square meters and the Turks 164 square meters, UK citizens are happy with only 80 square meters. On average, the ideal size for a home in the eyes of Europeans as a whole is 131 square meters.
Besides the size of a home, Europeans also identified five top features their ideal property should have: a room for themselves so they can close the door behind them when needed (59%), the availability of a nearby parking space (58%), the proximity to green areas (52%), having a balcony or terrace (50%) and being within a short walking distance to public transport (44%). In general, women are clearly more demanding than men. They rank all of these proposed features higher and also care more about nearby schools and shopping facilities, as well as having their own garden. Only 12% of Europeans can imagine living with flat mates, making this the least popular feature in the ranking list.