The average size of a Pittsburgh Home is actually small in comparison to most other cities. In the city, most homes are 3 stories x 25’ wide x 40’ deep. With the walls accounted for, that would mean that each floor is about 850 square feet. An average 1 bedroom apartment is about 900 feet. In addition, while there are three floors, the attics in most cases are not really usable. I remember living in a house where the attic was 6.4’, and for someone that was almost 6’, it was a bit cluster phobic. In addition, the actual size of the attic was a bit smaller then even in the second floor.
So, what are my ideas of how to make a Pittsburgh house better. Well, some of these suggestions addresses the the size. Other suggestions addresses the environment that the homes are in. They are all intended on making the house more like a home. The suggestions are as follows:
- Replace stairs with spiral stairs, and an elevator.
- Install a Gas Generator
- Centralized Systems
- Efficient Heating
- Kill the PSTN
- Bedside Appliance