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What your home will look like in 2015 (hint, there's no proper living room!)

What your home will look like in 2015 (hint, there's no proper living room!)

According to a survey conducted by The National Association of Home Builders, by 2015 the average American home will have shrunk a couple hundred square feet and be, gasp, without a proper living room. Photo: Flickr/AlanH20 Written by Matt Hickman, MNN The fact that the average American home is slowly but surely shrinking — and will most likely continue to do so if and when the country shakes off its current financial woes —isn’t exactly revolutionary news . But when members of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) were asked earlier this year what they anticipate the new home size will be 2015, it’s how they think single-family homes will shrink — which standard features of the average home will disappear to compensate for less square footage and which ones will remain or become more popular — that’s the most revealing about the shifting needs and wants of home...

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