The amount of living space really does depend on a person’s lifestyle. I’ve lived in my long life in many sizes of rooms and buildings
I am uncomfortable in large rooms, rooms with few windows, formal rooms seldom used and clutter. People with collections need space to store and display them. People who need seasonal changes need storage space and the energy, dedication to making those changes. Cooks need efficient kitchens. One of my friends needs to own a home.
Privacy is a necessity for me, so my husband and I each have our own spaces, bathrooms and clothing storage. Our present 1400 sq ft condo meets all our criteria. It would not have 10 years ago when we had pets, close family, a love of gardening and an active entertaining vibe.