An interview survey of new homes was conducted in order to evaluate theowners subjective experience of space. The study adopted a fact approach toresearch. The literature review revealed four facet relevant to studyingspace in homes. These four facets were incorporated into a mapping sentencewhich has used to generate questions which formed part of the questionnaire.A social survey was conducted in order to evaluate the subjective experienceof space in owner occupied homes built post 1982. Occupants of homes ofdifferent type (e.g. bungalow, detached house etc.) and number of bedroomsin five regions of England were interviewed (N=456). A literature review of previous space studies showed that there are threedistinct research areas i.e. space perception, use of space and spatial beha-viour which are all relevant to the evailatlon of space. Many of the studiesused simulation techniques which lacked ecological validity, furthermorefew studies of space were actually carried our in the home.The review also revealed four aspects of the home pertinent to the satisfac-tion with space i.e. the spatial properties, the activities conducted, the typeof environment evaluated and the people present In the home. It was teher-fore hypothesised that a person's evaluation of space in their home would beinfluenced by these four areas of relevance. A facet approach to studyingspace in the home was adopted. The four aspects discussed were representedby corresponding facets in a mapping sentence which was used to generatethe questions included in a self-completion questionnaire.Statistical analysis using multidimensional scaling techniques providedclear empirical support for the four facets described above. Satisfaction ofspace in the home should not be considered to be simply associated with thephysical size of the home. Other aspects of the home also influence spaceevaluation such as the activities conductedthere, the relation ships betweenthe people present and the personal nature of the environment evaluated.