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View Poll Results: How many square feet is considered a big house?
1500+ square feet 5 3.40%
2000+ square feet 20 13.61%
3000+ square feet 68 46.26%
4000+ square feet 31 21.09%
5000+ square feet 10 6.80%
6000+ square feet 9 6.12%
The person who set these poll choices doesn't even know what big is! 4 2.72%
Voters: 147. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 04-27-2014, 01:45 PM
 
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We went to some open houses and I think for me over 5,000 or 6,000 square feet starts feeling nice and open. Anything smaller is ample but I still consider it cozy. Am I way off base here?
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Old 04-27-2014, 01:51 PM
 
Location: Simmering in DFW
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It is a combination of actual square footage and floorplan. I consider any house under 1200' sq feet a small house, 1200- 1400' sq feet a modest house, 1500-2000 an average sized house; larger than 2000' square feet a nice-sized house, over 5000' sq feet a large house .....
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Old 04-27-2014, 01:56 PM
 
Location: Columbia SC
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Wife and I felt anything above 2500sq ft (our last home) was getting to the point of wasted space.
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Old 04-27-2014, 03:00 PM
 
Location: Richardson, TX
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This question is so subjective. This thread would benefit from a poll.

I've added one, please don't pick on my choices, I did this quickly!

Last edited by Debsi; 04-27-2014 at 03:16 PM..
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Old 04-27-2014, 03:54 PM
 
Location: The Triad (NC)
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I think for me over 5,000 or 6,000 square feet starts feeling nice and open.
Anything smaller is ample but I still consider it cozy.

Am I way off base here?
Pretty much.

Large starts at about 3000sf rising to obnoxious at about 5000sf
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Old 04-27-2014, 04:15 PM
 
Location: Northern panhandle WV
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I brought up five children in a 700 sq ft house. I always wanted a BIG house. I now bought a 2500 sq. ft. house three story five bedroom 3 bath, very cheap, in WV to retire to, so I am UP sizing. When I bought the house it was described just a big old house. But to me while it is a lot more house then I ever had, it is still not, to me, a BIG house.
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Old 04-27-2014, 04:47 PM
 
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I picked 3K+ but ultimately a lot of it is in the layout. I've seen some big houses so poorly laid out all that square footage was a waste of space. Massive bathrooms and tiny kitchens, etc. No amount of square footage makes up for a bad floorplan.
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Old 04-27-2014, 04:51 PM
 
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I voted 3,000 SF. We're very comfortable in a 2,000 SF home (parents and two elementary-age kids). Anything bigger would be wasted space for us, and too much for me to keep clean!
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Old 04-27-2014, 05:06 PM
 
Location: St. Louis, MO
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I would say 3000+ would be a 'big' house by my standards!
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Old 04-27-2014, 05:13 PM
 
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Wife and I felt anything above 2500sq ft (our last home) was getting to the point of wasted space.
I feel the same way especially when most of it is used for huge halls or walkways and bathrooms the size of bedrooms.
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