Mar 142019
 

How to Measure the Square Footage of Your House

Know exactly how big your house is, and maximize the way you use it.

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It can be a big help to know your home’s square footage – and how to measure it. (Getty Images)

When you’re simply going through your normal day-to-day activities, the exact size of your home may not seem so important. But when it comes time to sell your home, make a renovation or even buy a new piece of furniture, knowing the precise square footage is a key step in the process.

Your first impulse may be to rely on the documented dimensions, but when the Zillow profile for your house, your local assessor’s office and old blueprints for the property all seem to give slightly different dimensions, it’s best to take on the job of measuring the interior yourself.

For the simplest way to measure the square footage of the rooms in your house, you’ll need:

  • Tape measure
  • Paper and pencil
  • Calculator

 

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