How to Measure Your Home’s Square Footage

How to Measure Your Home’s Square Footage


How to Measure Your Home’s Square Footage. If you’re selling your home, you’ll need
to know its square footage. Why pay a professional when you can measure
it yourself? You will need Measuring tape Paper and a pencil. Step 1. Measure the exterior of the home at ground
level, beginning and ending at the same corner. Include chimneys, windows, and rooms only
if they’re at ground level, and measure to the nearest inch. Only measure finished, enclosed areas, heated
by the home’s primary heating system and suitable for year-round use. Step 2. Multiply the width by the length to get your
home’s square footage. If your home has two floors equal in size,
multiply the first level square footage by two. Step 3. Measure multiple-story homes from the inside
when levels are different sizes or cannot be measured from the outside. Step 4. Include the thickness of the walls in the
measurement. Add five inches to the width and depth for
each outside and inside wall. Measure from the centerlines of the common
walls. Step 5. Measure finished floor areas inside the home. Include stairs on each level they serve. Step 6. Multiply the length by the width of the second
floor measurements and add it to the square footage of the first floor to get your home’s
square footage. Repeat for additional floors. Did you know The Biltmore Estate, located
in Asheville, North Carolina, has 250 rooms and is the largest private residence in the
country.

14 Comments

  • whizzkid11k

    December 8, 2009

    Ha! You got owned

    Reply
  • obladiii

    December 8, 2009

    there are millions of youtubevideos… I guess it is not that hard to get the first view once…

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  • Lisa Park

    December 8, 2009

    i did NOT get anything after the gmc car commercial

    Reply
  • CALEB5617

    December 9, 2009

    square…footage???

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  • cXcaXc

    December 9, 2009

    thats too hard 😛
    i think paying someone is worth the money

    Reply
  • n40798

    December 9, 2009

    Isn't this all wrong? I always thought the area of a home was measured only from the inside and not including wall thickness nor stairs.

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  • n40798

    December 9, 2009

    More like 4th or 5th

    Reply
  • BoomBrush

    December 9, 2009

    i'm the 1000th view!

    Reply
  • svtlight420

    December 10, 2009

    I run a residential measurement company and please be advised, this is the worst approach at explaining our procedure i have ever seen. Pay a professional, don't get sued . . . .

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  • svtlight420

    December 14, 2009

    ummm . . . the landlord might need to know the measurements to tell you. no?!?! how does a landlord know the measurement u ask . . . . he measures it by himself or he hires a professional . . . . .

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  • svtlight420

    January 25, 2010

    Exactly yes, to an extent.
    If you want full coverage be sure the professional company you use carries at least $1,000,000 to $2,000,000 in errors & omissions insurance (Literally ask for their documentation if they are providing this type of guarantee, this is very important) there is ALOT of liability that can still be left up to you/your company to cover if the company lies about there insurance. Than to top it off, chances are your insurance wont cover you because u didn't do it yourself.

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  • svtlight420

    January 25, 2010

    If you cant find one with full E & O, look for a company that will cover at least the full deductible amount on your insurance.

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  • Kanishk Ganga

    March 2, 2011

    @twinkledee44 this is funny coz a bunch of words wont change enithing lol. and if u want it to be accurate, use the same information – "POST THIS TO 3 OTHER VIDEOS" then "POST THIS TO 5 OTHER VIDEOS". jackass.

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  • SV

    January 20, 2012

    Thank you so much.

    Reply

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