The average Kuwaiti home is more spacious than accommodation in, for example, the US or Europe, with much larger rooms than what you might be used to. Additionally, most big apartments have a maid’s room with separate bathroom.
Most family houses — in expat compounds and otherwise — are built around a majilis. Literally, this is Arabic for “place of sitting”. It is the heart of any Arab home. Here, families greet visitors and socialize with their guests. The majilis is usually located immediately inside the front door, while the rest of the home lies off to the sides or to the rear.