Homes Are Getting Bigger Again
Sep 9, 2013, at 8:50 am by Marvin Windows
For several years now, we’ve seen reports that the average home size is shrinking. The news has often been touted as “the end of the McMansion,” or a similar theme.
But now the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) is reporting that the average new, single-family home is about 2,600 square feet, or roughly 10 percent larger than it was five years ago, during the depths of the recession. That’s a big gain in a short time; analysts say it might be because more affluent buyers are the first to come back into the market as a downturn is ending, and they skew the numbers toward the higher end.
We believe homes should be the right size for the people who will occupy them. Marvin is a fan of the work of architect Sarah Susanka, whose “Not So Big House” philosophy calls for smaller, carefully planned spaces; thoughtful design; and high-quality materials.
But we’re proud that many architects and homeowners also choose our products for large, grand homes that are quite a bit bigger than average. Our “Built around you” philosophy works whether your home is small, large or in-between. No matter what the size or style, we’ll bring your dream to life with beauty, impeccable craftsmanship and superior performance.