Off late the definition of house is something like this House = BIG house.
And the meaning of the word BIG is not less than-Living Room,Drawing Room,Kitchen,Store,Library,Master Bedroom,Kids’ Room,Guest Room,Maids’ Room,In-laws Room,Terrace Garden and the likes.
Yes, these are the bare minimum requirements of a house off late.You can easily see these in possession advertisements,rental spaces and when you talk to your friends / colleagues.Any where and everywhere you’ll find something like this as a description of a nice house.
Cut to older times.People used to live in small [meaning real small] houses with huge families.And no complains whatsoever.That time there were no rooms like the once I mentioned above. The idea of a house was where ‘people live happily ever after & together‘! There was no idea that these kind of houses were built.The only thing people knew and said and believed was Dil bada hona chahiye..Jagah apne aap ban jayegi.
Of course time changes and so our thinking and purchasing power. That’s what takes us to the next level which is =Gen X,Y and Z OR uplifted lifestyle OR raised living standards et al.
No,nothing wrong in it.I know it all just gives us convenience and privacy.Gives us lot of space and if we can afford it so why not.
Just a thought..Is it really convenience or flaunting ? A matter of need or want ? Taking into consideration that we still are marching ahead with the concept of ‘nuclear families‘ even after BIG houses that we posses !