Whether you are moving into a new space or just trying to make your current living space comfortable, the question always comes to mind – How much square footage is enough?
The answer to this question obviously varies by person and their living situation. We’ve done some research and surveyed many people with various living situations, some who were very happy with the space they had, and others wishing they had much more space. Most people were happy with the space they had, but wished they had more storage space (cabinetry, pantry, closets, etc.)
We found that 58% of 1-person living arrangements are living in 800-1000 sq ft homes, 29% in 1001+ sq ft homes and 15% are living in 700 sq ft homes. Only 15% had an animal living with them. 100% of these individuals surveyed were comfortable with their living arrangement, with 45% of them wishing they had just a bit more space.
We also found that 50% of 2-person living arrangements are living in 800-1000 sq ft homes, 17% are living in 700-799 sq ft homes, 17% are living in 1001+ sq ft homes, and 6% are living in less than 600 sq ft homes. Out of all these individuals surveyed, 45% of them wished they had more space, but mainly just for storage. 56% of these people had pets living with them, but still thought their space was sufficient enough to live in with the 2 people and pet(s).
When it comes to 3-person living arrangements, we found that 34% lived in either 600-700 sq ft or 1001-2000 sq ft homes. 23% lived in 701-1000 sq ft homes and 12% lived in greater than 2001 sq ft homes. 45% of these individuals had pet(s) living with them. We found that 78% of these people wished they had more space for the amount of people living there.
We found that 67% of 4-person living arrangements were living in 1100-1300 sq ft homes, where 34% were living in 2010 sq ft homes. 34% of these people were living with pet(s). 50% of these individuals surveyed wished they had more space, but mainly just some storage space.
When it comes to 5-person living arrangements, 100% of them lived in 1200 sq ft homes and only 34% wished they had more storage space.
We found that 67% of 7-person living arrangements were living in 1500 sq ft homes, and 34% were living in 1100 sq ft homes. 100% of these individuals surveyed were happy with their current living space and didn’t wish they had more space.
So, as you can see, our research shows a very diverse range of answers. But, when you break it down to square footage per person, we average about 450-500 square feet per person would make for a very comfortable living space. This obviously fluctuates from person to person, depending on their specific living arrangement and storage needs. Hopefully this research will give you a better idea on how much space you need when you are looking for a new apartment or house.
Looking for a new place to live? Check out all the great apartment communities that Aspen Square has to offer? With many different square footage options:
· Wildwood at Villa Rica – Villa Rica, GA
· Villaggio at La Quinta – La Quinta, CA
· Township Square – Saginaw-Township, MI
· The Lakes at Port Richey – Port Richey, FL
· The Overlook – Waco, TX
· Southwood Acres – Westfield, MA
· Bella Terraza – Jacksonville, FL
· Pine Lake – Palm Coast, FL
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