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Unexpected new home floor plan trends | Are homes getting smaller?

Posted by Penny Hull on Tue, Apr 30, 2013 @ 06:04 AM

Unexpected new home floor plan trends

Are homes getting smaller?

New home floor plans are trending down in size, with more than one-third of homeowners reporting a preference for homes under 2,000 sq ft. 

Unexpected new home floor plan trends


Why are we seeing a decline in home size, after a 40% growth trend over the past few decades?

A few reasons include:

 - A changing economic climate

 - A growing concern for increased sustainability and reduced energy costs

 - An evolving preference for single person households

 - An increasing demand for aging in place homes

Predicted new home trends include:

Unexpected new home floor plan trendsIn addition to the downward trend in floor plan size, predicted new home trends include:

 - Larger family rooms, in comparison to the overall home size

 - More attention to green features

 - Additional technological features

 - Increased focus on universal access features

 - Inclusion of outdoor living space, with blended indoor/outdoor areas


New home trend data is courtesy of Alan Mascord Design Associates Inc. In the infographic below, Alan Mascord predicts US homes will look like in 2015.


Alan Mascord


View floor plans in the 1500 to 2500 square feet range:

Single Story Floor Plans 1500 to 2000 Square Feet: There are hundreds of one story plans to choose from, and our in-house design work comes at no extra cost.

Main Floor Master Plans 2000-2500 Square Feet: Main floor master suites are one of our most popular options –  and we spend a lot of time refining designs to make a great plan perfect for you.

Two Story Homes 2000-2500 Square Feet: You’ll get the most value in your square foot cost when you build up,  in comparison to a sprawling one story with the same amount of space.

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