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How to think of space for the modern Family today?

Is it all relative or perhaps Not!

Well, this is a hard question, don’t you think, since there are many answers.
Lets start first by asking
1. do you have a growing family
2. do you entertain a lot
3. do you have a hobbie
4. is your living space determined by how much you can afford

What used to be a perfect size for two married people isn’t the perfect size for a family.
I remember my grandparents living in an 800 square foot two bedroom and being happy. However, it had its drawbacks… it was a railroad apartment. You know the ones that you had to go through one room to get to another room. Is that really a good room layout then? Probably not.

Today New York has its range of affordable and luxury spaces. Yes even when it’s tight for space, 400 square foot studio apartments most of the time are sold immediately. Today we see even a “micro-unit”  around three hundred

square foot option is looking desirable for some people. Perhaps even a 6 ft x 6ft such as this Habitat For Artists. Yes and some of you might be thinking, we are in a digital world. Technology has drastically reduced how we see our home offices or even the leisure of being able to work where ever we want.

In 2007, the average completed U.S. home was 2,521 square feet compared to 1,660 square feet in 1973, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. In 2008, 36% of new single-family homes completed had four or more bedrooms, a 10 percentage point increase from 20 years ago. And nearly two-thirds of those had three bathrooms or more. Over the coming years, real spending on homeowner improvements is expected to grow at a 3.5 percent average annual rate.

When you look at apartment buildings incorporating an ensuite “sky garages” (a car is transported through a private elevator straight to a person’s apartment on the upper floor of the building), does space matter for some more than others? One such building is 200 Eleventh Avenue. Makes me wonder if luxury and efficiency really can go together in the same sentence. I would love to hear your thoughts so comment below.