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Video: How to make effective use of the space we have in our homes

Modern homes are only 92% of the recommended size. For an average three bedroom home, that’s eight square metres or the equivalent of a single bedroom less than experts say is ideal according to the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA). Regardless of the amount of space we have, the way we use the rooms in our homes has changed over the decades. Period homes were designed with set rooms for set activities - the kitchen was for preparing food, the dining room was for eating it. Now, we tend to demand more versatility in our spaces and need the rooms in our home to be more multi-functional. Kieran Long, Senior Curator of Contemporary Architecture at the Victoria & Albert Museum and host of BBC Two’s £100k House joins Matt Gaskin, Head of Architecture at Oxford Brookes University and Felicity Gough from Heart of House to investigate the space in our homes and ways in which we can use it more effectively. Credit: Heart of House


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