From extra bedrooms and bathrooms to more overall square footage, homes have been growing over the years, according to the U.S. Census Bureau’s 2016 Characteristics of New Housing report.
In 1978, more than half of new single-family homes sold had three bedrooms and two bathrooms. By 2016, half of new home buyers closed on had four or more bedrooms. The largest share of homes sold, 40 percent, had three or more bathrooms while 31 percent had 2.5 baths.
The overall square footage of homes has been rising as well.