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17 Major Differences between US and UK Homes

By | source:Here Nov 27th, 2017

For two countries that have so much in common, the U.S. and the U.K. have drastically different homes. Well, they are an ocean apart, so it makes sense that they have different housing arrangements and features. But then again so is India, and I am not surprised that the India and the U.S. have completely different housing practices. I guess it’s because the U.K. and the U.S. speak the same language, and of course, one initially colonized the other.

However, the fact remains, U.K. and U.S. are a world apart when it comes to housing. For example, in the U.S. it’s mandatory to have an outlet within three feet of the sink. On the other hand, in the U.K. this is a punishable offense. Another interesting one includes faucets. U.S. homes have combined cold and hot water faucets; the U.K. has them separated. What is the difference in kettles? The U.S. uses stovetop kettles and the U.K. electric ones.

As you can see these are not just differences between where beds are positioned like in Feng Shui. The divide goes much deeper. I mean, even the kettles are different.  If you’re moving across the Atlantic, these may be a few of the changes you’ll need to get used to.