The New York Times' Damon Darlin reports that the average size of newly-built homes continues to grow, albeit more slowly than in previous years.
According to the U.S. Census Bureau's annual survey of American housing, 31% of newly-constructed homes measure 3,000 square feet or more. The average home size is currently 2,687 square feet.
Houses are being built with more bedrooms and bathrooms, too. The size of the average household has shrunk to 2.58 people, but 47 percent of new homes have four or more bedrooms, and 38 percent of them have three bathrooms or more. Demand for the extra bathroom shot up after the Great Recession ended.