Graham Hill’s flat is 420 square-feet, HGTV’s smart home is 2,400 square-feet and Al Gore’s home is quite a bit bigger. But just how big is the average home these days, and how big does it need to be? When you compare average new home size around the world, you see pretty quickly that one man’s home really is another man’s castle. The disparity in the figures begs a question: When do we have enough space? As home sizes have swelled over the years a growing number of people are asking whether less can actually be more. Are we finally reaching a point where people want better spaces, rather than simply bigger spaces? Check out the graphic above to gain some perspective, and find out more over at Shrink That Footprint.

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