We stumbled upon an interesting infographic developed by the team at Alan Mascord Design Associates Inc. The chart below (discovered on Houseplans.co) presents some of the trends of home sizes in America. According to the data gathered, a changing economic climate and a growing concern for sustainability led to people buying smaller houses in the US in the past five years.

This decline in house size was also caused by growth of single person households and the overall need to reduce energy costs. In addition, the infographic includes house plans, predicting what US homes will look like in 2015. Builders anticipate the average American home size will continue to decrease in the following years. Opposite to this trend, family rooms will likely increase floor space. Other popular movements concerning the American home development include more green features, a larger interest towards technology and more outdoor living space.