Factors affecting choice of house
following points should be kept in mind while looking out for a house.
Physiological needs : The house should have adequate ventilation and proper orientation so that there is proper temperature
balance, adequate fresh air circulation and light.
Psychological needs : The house should provide privacy and
Family size : A large family with more than six members have to go for a larger house than a small family with four members.
Family type : Families can be classified as nuclear, extended or joint families. The size of the house will vary according to the
type of family.
Stage of family life
cycle : The stage in which the family is, should be considered. A family in the
expanding stage will need a larger house than a family in the beginning or
Family Structure : This indicates the build up of the family with regard to the age, sex and their relationship of one member to
Family Values and
Standards : The standard of living that a family wants to maintain, the family
values and priorities in life should be considered while selecting a house.
residence : There are two types of family in this regard.
Transient family - which has to move from place to place, because of occupational or other needs.
Cost of building : The financial status of the family should be considered while selecting a house.