Residential Square Footage On the Rise by Arkansas Business Staff Posted 12/3/2012 12:00 am Homes built since 1990 average 27 percent larger than homes built previously, the U.S. Energy Information Administration reports. Want the Full Article? Get Unlimited Archive Access for $19.95 per Year Readers must pay to access stories older than 20 days. Purchase Now Already have archive access? Login to view this article.