What is your ideal home size?
We’d like to know. Do you prefer a small home? A huge home? A home big enough for guests but small enough to keep clean?
The median size of an owner-occupied home in the United States is 1,800 square feet, according to U.S. Census data. The median size of owner-occupied homes in our own Collier County, Florida is nearly double that: 3,081 square feet, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.
Tell us what you think – either in the comments section below this post or comment on our Facebook page. What is your ideal home size?
Houzz – the popular website and online community about architecture, interior design and decorating, landscape design and home improvement – recently asked readers the same question with some interesting answers. (We’re on Houzz. Come find us there!)
“Many Houzzers said that the median home size for the U.S. was too small for them, whether due to frequent entertaining or simply needing room to stretch out,” explained Houzz writer Erin Carlyle, in a Houzz post. “Many Houzzers wrote that they prefer smaller homes for their cozy feel and their small footprint for cleaning. As commenter flyingtina put it, ‘I would much prefer a small home footprint that is within the limits of the cord from my canister vac’.”
Other Houzz readers and contributors said they actually regretted moving into a larger home. The extra work required for the extra space just wasn’t worth it.
“The perfect size seems to depend on a range of factors, including lifestyle, life stage and personal tastes,” Carlyle explained after reviewing the submitted answers to her querie.
“I often compare finding the ideal size house to finding the ideal pair of jeans — there is no one size fits all but it has to feel right for you,” wrote Houzz user esthervanwest in her comment.
Renovations by Henning has remodeling hundreds of homes – of all shapes and sizes – and we agree with the Houzz assessment: “It all depends…”
One thing is for sure, however: when you ask us to remodel your home you can be assured we one of the most highly respected remodeling contractors in Florida. From our first project to your project, our business philosophy remains the same: deliver quality construction, completed on time and on budget.
We can reconfigure or replace your current kitchen; replace or rebuild your cabinetry; create cooking or serving islands; replace your counter tops.
Restyle your vanities, recreate your bathtub, reconfigure or expand your shower, your tiles or flooring.
Our expert craftspeople and technicians can completely raze an older home or just its interior and rebuild into a dream palace.
So, again, tell us what you think! What is your ideal home size?