Currently Reading

Single-Family Square Footage Trends Higher in Third Quarter of 2021

Advertisement
Single-Family Homes

Single-Family Square Footage Trends Higher in Third Quarter of 2021

Americans working from home are looking for larger living spaces to accommodate their post-pandemic needs


December 6, 2021
Home remodeling addition
Image: Stock.adobe.com

More homeowners across the US are reporting a greater desire for additional living space to accommodate work from home flexibility. As a result, median single-family square-foot floor area increased to 2,337 square feet, while average square footage for new single-family homes expanded to 2,541 during the third quarter of 2021, according to NAHBNow. Spacious home design preferences in 2021 mark a shift from a downward trend in home size from 2016 to 2020. 

COVID-19 has impacted the way many residents use their homes, with an increased desire for space to accommodate added functions such as working from and/or studying at home. Recent housing data confirm the continuation of this trend.

According to third quarter 2021 data from the Census Quarterly Starts and Completions by Purpose and Design and NAHB analysis, median single-family square floor area increased to 2,337 square feet, while average square footage for new single-family homes increased to 2,541. These metrics have increased 9.3% and 6.2%, respectively, since Great Recession lows.

Read More

Related Stories

Housing Markets

Second Home Counties Report Strong Home Building Growth

Why non-primary residential homes are taking over new construction in the final months of 2021

New-Home Sales

November Homes for Sale Reach Record Low

Limited inventory is causing yet another increase in home prices at the end of 2021

New-Construction Projects

Housing Starts Continue to Rise Into the Winter Months After November High

Construction starts for some family units are at the highest level since 1974

Advertisement
Advertisement

More in Category




Advertisement
Advertisement

Create an account

By creating an account, you agree to Pro Builder's terms of service and privacy policy.


Daily Feed Newsletter

Get Pro Builder in your inbox

Each day, Pro Builder's editors assemble the latest breaking industry news, hottest trends, and most relevant research, delivered to your inbox.

Save the stories you care about

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet lorem ipsum dolor sit amet lorem ipsum dolor sit amet.

The bookmark icon allows you to save any story to your account to read it later
Tap it once to save, and tap it again to unsave

It looks like you’re using an ad-blocker!

Pro Builder is an advertisting supported site and we noticed you have ad-blocking enabled in your browser. There are two ways you can keep reading:

Disable your ad-blocker
Disable now
Subscribe to Pro Builder
Subscribe
Already a member? Sign in
Become a Member

Subscribe to Pro Builder for unlimited access

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipisicing elit, sed do eiusmod tempor incididunt ut labore et dolore magna aliqua.