It seems like just about everything has gotten bigger over the past few decades – from TVs to burgers, waist sizes to megastores. So, it shouldn’t come as a big shock that homes are getting larger, too.
From extra bedrooms and bathrooms to more overall square footage, homes have been growing over the years, according the US Census Bureau.
For example, in 1978, when a gallon of gas would set you back around 65 cents, more than half of the new single-family homes sold had three bedrooms and two bathrooms.
Fast forward to 2016 and half of the new abodes buyers closed on had four or more bedrooms. The largest share of homes sold, 40%, had three or more bathrooms.
Yeah, we know that tiny homes are a trend. But, they’re a niche. Most of America is getting supersized.