Number of Bathrooms in New Homes
New Home Trends and Tips from Custom Home Builders
Wondering how many bathrooms your new home should have?
The number of bathrooms is decreasing in new homes, after rising for several years. This represents a greater trend towards smaller, more cost efficient homes.
According to data from the Census Bureau, the number of new homes built with three or more bathrooms peaked in 2007 and 2008. 2009 and 2010 saw a 14% decrease in the number of homes built with 3+ baths, moving from 28% of total homes built to 24% of total homes built.
The number of homes with three or more baths in 2010 matched 2004 levels.
However, the number of homes built throughout the United States with three or more baths is still significantly higher than in the year 2000, which saw only 20% of new homes with three or more baths.
Homebuyers today are more cost conscious, which is reflected in both the size of the home they purchase and the number of bathrooms they are choosing to include in their new home.
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