Recently released data from the U.S. Census Bureau’s New Single-Family Houses Completed report says that new homes have more bathrooms, bedrooms, and bigger central air-conditioning systems. What does this mean for remodelers? If homes built between 2003 and 2013 have more of these features, the owners of non-remodeled homes built between 1973 and 2002 may want to update their properties to include them, too.
This decade saw a sharp increase in the number of homes with 2.5 bathrooms or more. Bedrooms, on the other hand, experienced more distributed growth. The inclusion of central A/C skyrocketed.
Homes with more than 2.5 baths 51 once again reigned supreme. New homes with 4 or more bedrooms also got a boost, but the number of 3-bedroom homes fell 3 percentage points.
You might not see these homes on the job just yet, but homes built between 2003 and 2013 boast bigger bathrooms and bedrooms. And in the future, you may be hardpressed to find a client who doesn’t want central A/C.