Average Master Bedroom Size in US Currently, and the Trends


Houses are growing larger every year as Americans attempt to outdo neighbors and friends and to spend more and more income on housing “things”. Interestingly family members living under one roof had been declining for 160 years, until the slight uptick this decade**. Interesting.

The average master bedroom size in the US in 2013 was 309 square feet. This was an estimated increase of 12.4% since 2003 and 44.7% since 1983. If the trend continues master bedrooms are going to be 492 square feet in another 40 years. Sound ridiculous? So did 309 square feet in 1983.

Table 1. Average master bedroom size in feet

USAHouse
Size
Square
Feet
Percent
of
House**
MasterAverage309
Master<200023114.2
Master2001-199927112
Master300041110.9
Other bedrooms
combined
Average481
Other bedrooms
combined
<200026114.6
Other bedrooms
combined
2001-199941616.8
Other bedrooms
combined
300071317.9

1. National Association of Home Builders. Source: average percentages appended on special questions appended to the survey for the NAHB Fargo Housing Market Index, June 2013.

** Based on averages of all homes in the US.

Table 2. Average house sizes growth


1983199320032013
House
size
1725209523302598
Percent
increase

21.40%11.20%11.50%
Bedroom
size
204247275309***
Percent
increase

21.00%11.30%12.40%

*** Bedroom size from Table 1 and bedroom average size of room percent of the total house in 2013 is 11.8%.

So at this rate in another 40 years, master bedrooms will be 491.6 square feet, which is about 20 x 25′, or what I would consider a tiny home mansion. Maybe there will be a Monster King bed then that is 15′ wide by 12′ long.

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Scott Boyd

A semi-retired workaholic in Thailand is a challenge. It is too hot to keep building adobe and earthbag buildings so a new project was needed. I became interested in bed frames after purchasing a bamboo bed frame from a local supplier here and I learned there is little information about them on the Internet. So now I spend my days researching, testing, and reporting my findings to help others while having an occasional beer and istening to 60s and 70s B side rock, blues, and much more.

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