Friday, 5 February 2010

American house sizes shrink as owners get 'green savvy'.

How fitting to round off our week of short posts with a 'dwindling' story from the Detroit News.

"The average size of an American house shrank about 100 square feet last year to about 2,400 square feet, according to the NAHB survey. The percentage of homes with three or more bathrooms fell for the first time since 1992, while homes with four or more bedrooms declined for the third year in a row."

The article continues... "Now, the mantra for many homebuyers reflects a desire to keep costs down. They want to reduce wasted space like high ceilings that drive up energy bills. They favor features like smart appliances that help cut household energy costs."

If it's happening over there, then it'll soon be happening over here as our own desire for homes that are more energy efficient and cheaper to run will undoubtedly continue to grow.

To read the full article in the Detroit News - click here.

photo credit: irargerich

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