The cutting of square meters by designers goes in all directions in the desire of developers to keep the visibility of affordability of housing prices.
The analytical department of LABC Warranty collected statistics of offers in the market of economy-class housing in the UK and found out that the new apartments and apartment houses were subjected to the most severe "shrinkflation" - prices increased, and the living and useful area became smaller.
Buying a new "affordable" housing, the British are doomed to live in the most constrained conditions that have ever been in the real estate market of the United Kingdom over the past eighty years. For example, over the past ten years, the area of the living room in the average British house has decreased by 1.64 square meters; now it is equal to 17.09 sq.m., whereas in the houses built in the 70s of the last century the average size of the living room is 24.89 sq.m.
With bedrooms, which traditionally are considered to be an indicator of comfort at a British home, things are even worse: they not only became smaller in area (on average 13.37 sq.m instead of 14.71 sq.m.), but their average number decreased from 3.53 to 2.95.
The area of the kitchen has also decreased: in the houses built in the 60s of the last century, the average area of this block was 15.37 sq.m., now the average size of the kitchen is 12.61 sq.m.