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View Poll Results: How ginormous is your house (or apartment)? (livable area only)
Under 250 ft² 1 0.92%
250 - 499 ft² 0 0%
500 - 749 ft² 0 0%
750 - 999 ft² 4 3.67%
1000 - 1499 ft² 10 9.17%
1500 - 1999 ft² 31 28.44%
2000 - 2499 ft² 19 17.43%
2500 - 2999 ft² 16 14.68%
3000 - 3499 ft² 10 9.17%
3500 - 3999 ft² 5 4.59%
4000 - 4999 ft² 8 7.34%
5000 - 5999 ft² 3 2.75%
6000 - 6999 ft² 0 0%
7000 - 7999 ft² 0 0%
8000 - 9999 ft² 1 0.92%
10,000 - 14.999 ft² 0 0%
15,000 - 19,999 ft² 1 0.92%
20,000 - 29,999 ft² 0 0%
30,000 - 39,999 ft² 0 0%
Above 40,000 ft² 0 0%
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Old 09-27-2009, 12:17 PM
 
Location: Duluth, Minnesota, USA
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How big is the livable area of your house (that is, how big is your house, excluding uninhabitable basements, etc.)? And how many bedrooms / baths does it contain?

Ours is right around 1,400 sf. 4 br, 1.5 ba. Not sure why people with less than 3 or 4 kids live in anything larger than 2,500 sf.
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Old 09-27-2009, 12:37 PM
 
Location: West Michigan
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2250 square feet here, with 4 kids. 4 bed/2 bath with space for another couple bedroom in the future.
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Old 09-27-2009, 01:14 PM
 
Location: Up above the world so high!
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How big is the livable area of your house (that is, how big is your house, excluding uninhabitable basements, etc.)? And how many bedrooms / baths does it contain?

Ours is right around 1,400 sf. 4 br, 1.5 ba. Not sure why people with less than 3 or 4 kids live in anything larger than 2,500 sf.
Believe it or not, by some industry standards anything under 2500 is considered "small".

I can see needing up to 3500 if you have 4 kids, but for just a family of 4 2000 is plenty
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Old 09-27-2009, 01:50 PM
 
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I'm willing to wager that I probably have the smallest livable space @ around ~204 square feet!
Of that, about 30 square feet is an unusable entryway and I would estimate an additional 40 square feet is the bathroom...

Do I win a prize! LOL

I always joke, that when I move into a bigger place (probably next year) at a whopping 700 square feet, I honestly won't know what to do with all of the room.
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Old 09-27-2009, 02:01 PM
 
Location: USA
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2094 sq ft. We have no basement; our house is on a slab. Just 3 live here; my wife and daughter and myself. It is the stuff we have collected that we couldn't crowd in a smaller home. I would like to get rid of a lot of it. I'm starting to think that my wife is agreeing with me.
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Old 09-27-2009, 02:06 PM
 
Location: USA
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All that is really needed is 2 or 3 bedrooms for a small family like mine, 1 bath, living room, kitchen with eating area. It would work. Anything more would be unnecessary; just nice to have. Really don't need a big yard. Matching your true needs and not your ego to the right size home would be green in many many ways!
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Old 09-27-2009, 02:10 PM
 
Location: Where I want to be!
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Close to 3000 here with a HUGE yard, 1800 sq ft to much now which is why it is for sale! Will look for 1000-1400 when sold, maybe smaller, lol.
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Old 09-27-2009, 02:17 PM
 
Location: In a house
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We moved from a 2,800 sq ft home to a 19,000 sq ft home. Our children have all grown and moved so it is now only the two of us and we have 3 bedrooms and 2 baths which is plenty for us. It's much easier to keep up and more fun to decorate as there is so much less room.....We also have a 2,400 sq ft garage/shop we had built here so that helps a lot with the storage!
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Old 09-27-2009, 02:24 PM
 
Location: Texas
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We moved from a 2,800 sq ft home to a 19,000 sq ft home. Our children have all grown and moved so it is now only the two of us and we have 3 bedrooms and 2 baths which is plenty for us. It's much easier to keep up and more fun to decorate as there is so much less room.....We also have a 2,400 sq ft garage/shop we had built here so that helps a lot with the storage!
19,000 square feet? Wow, that's a lot of house to keep clean for only 2 people.
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Old 09-27-2009, 02:24 PM
 
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We moved from a 2,800 sq ft home to a 19,000 sq ft home. Our children have all grown and moved so it is now only the two of us and we have 3 bedrooms and 2 baths which is plenty for us. It's much easier to keep up and more fun to decorate as there is so much less room.....We also have a 2,400 sq ft garage/shop we had built here so that helps a lot with the storage!
i would have to guess than you meant 1900 SF

our house is just a smidge under 2000 SF, single story. its just me and my wife and we're in our mid 20s...... perfect size for us!!! 3 bedroom 2 baths...so we each have our own offices in our house. one office doubles as a guest bedroom.
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