With the economic meltdown of the housing market, it came as no surprise to me when I read this article yesterday on Yahoo.
The article focused on how homes are beginning to shrink in size. The average home today is 2,100 square feet – down from 2,300 square feet 3 years ago. I think people are realizing that certain rooms in the home may not be as practical as planned and are looking for more functionality. Who really needs a den, living room and formal sitting room in one house anyway?
From my experience, I did have a large home that was nearly 6,000 square feet. Although the house had enough space to fit almost every resident of East Greenbush, I tried my best to make it a home; but when my family wasn’t together and scattered throughout the two floors, my home just became a house. Families are meant to laugh, argue and cry together (preferably laugh) in a home. Sure it’s great to have tons of space, but having a smaller home keeps the family closer together and is more practical for them to enjoy.
Another downfall for having a larger home is that there’s more to clean and maintain. As the “maid” of my large home, I can attest to this!