# How to measure the area of the room

In the production of works of repair of the dwelling is almost always necessary to know the area of each room. Such data is necessary to calculate the required materials and cost estimates for repair costs. Typically, the measurement room parameters is straightforward and requires simple tools at hand.

### You will need:

Construction measuring tape, calculator, paper, or a notebook, a pencil (pen)

## Instruction how to measure the area of the room

Step 1:

If the room has a rectangular shape, use an ordinary tape measure. Carefully measure the length and width of the room, put the results in the meter, making a mark in a notebook or desktop notebook. Then use the calculator to multiply the length of the room its width - so you get the desired area of the room in meters.

Step 2:

If the room is irregular in shape, it has projections or niches in the walls, break the space of the room into separate boxes. Spend size measurements obtained by space, determine the length and width of the rectangle.

Step 3:

For greater precision, you can put the room up on a sheet of paper, in this case does not need to comply with all the ideal proportions. Apply to sketch the results of measurement. Then sequentially multiply the length and width of each of the individual rectangles and record their area. The final stage consists in adding the measurements of areas of the resulting figures.

Step 4:

If the room is a decorative elements, such as columns, you also make them a tape measure, calculate the area occupied by them, and then subtract the total area of the result of the room.

Step 5:

The area of the walls also have to be measured to calculate the finishing materials purchased. When measuring the area of the wall, use the same principles by multiplying the length of the wall at its height. Please note only that the result obtained must be subtracted the area occupied by the windows and doors.

Step 6:

If during the repair of the room you plan to decorate plates drywall, included in the calculation, it will reduce the number of the total area of the premises.

Step 7:

The results are convenient to put on special tabulation, which should be drawn up for every room in the apartment. With this summary table, you can accurately calculate the maximum amount of finishing materials for walls and flooring.