“Calculated Thrift”

The story below points to new realities in home construction reflecting new wants in the US housing market — a “dramatic shift.. from lavish excess to calculated thrift.”  Builders are “eliminating formal living rooms that rarely see any living.  Family rooms and kitchens are sharing more space. Dining rooms and studies are being built to serve dual purposes.”

New homes smaller but mightier – builders rethink every square foot of space

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