Often times 3 or 4 bedroom on average are very close to same square footage.
This is of standard average homes, not custom homes or ones with additions.
It comes down to personal choice as always, do you need or want 4bedrooms and no basement?
do you want a full basement and can deal with 3 bedrooms?
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Dave & Lisa
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It really depends on a person's specific needs. Some people prefer the extra bedroom for children, visiting relatives, office space while others prefer that finished basement as playrooms for children, extra space for parties and bar areas, game/media rooms, etc. Just depends on what your needs are.
Good Luck to you!