How space is allocated in your new home
National Home Builder’s Association Examines Space Distribution
Here’s how your living space is typically divided up in this year's new homes, according to the National Home Builders Association, which just studied the average distribution of finished space in a typical new home.
Even though the location of each room changes from plan to plan, the study uncovered the typical size of each type of room, as well as how much square footage goes into bedrooms, bathrooms, living rooms, and kitchens, as a general rule.
Here’s how the numbers came out regarding finished space in typical new homes built by NAHB’s members:
Master Bedroom: 12%
Master Bath: 6%
Family Room: 11.5%
Living Room: 8.6%
Dining Room: 7.4%
Other Bedrooms: 16.8%
The study focused on homes from under 2000 square feet to over 3000 square feet, in their determination that rooms that are frequented the most, such as master bedroom, kitchen and family room typically have the most square footage. Here’s what those numbers look like:
Master Bedroom: 309
Master Bath: 160
Family Room: 404
Living Room: 330
Dining Room: 216
Other Bedrooms: 481
Great Room (can indicate square footage from connected spaces): 550
Walk In Kitchen Pantry: 37
To find out more about the average sizes of hallways, studies, bonus rooms, and breakfast nooks for single family builder members of the NAHB, go to this link:
Click here to read the full study, from the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), courtesy of HousingEconomics.com.
Top custom home builders like Stanton Homes, who design and build homes to your exact specifications, often create homes that have more emphasis in specific areas based on the lifestyles of their homebuyers – with special focus on master suites (including extensive closets and bathrooms,) kitchens and great rooms.
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