According to CNN/Money, although the average family size has contracted by 20% since 1970, the average home size has increased by 50%.

What’s gotten bigger? Kitchens. Bedrooms. Bathrooms.

The average new home had around 1,660 square feet, in 1973; the average new home today has over 2,400 square feet.

You know, my family did pretty well, with just 1,000 square feet.

And, there were seven of us.

Complete article: Honey, I stretched the house — again – By Les Christie, CNN/Money

Story courtesy of: More Square Feet Than Beaver Cleaver Had – Jonathan J. Miller, Matrix

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Updated: January 2018

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