# How to measure square footage?

Knowing how to measure square footage will help you in getting accurate quote from carpenter, real estate rental,interior designer,etc.To know any area’s square footage you need to calculate the width and breadth  of each area in the house and add them together.

Measure the length and width of the space:

Using the ruler or measuring tape find the length and width of different area in the house. Break each room or space into different part if you are facing difficulties in measuring it.

Multiply the length and width of each space:

To arrive at the square footage of the area ,just multiply the length and width of the area. For example if length of space A is 10 feet and width of space A is 30 feet, then total square footage of space A is 10*30=300 square feet

Add the square footage of all space in the house:

Once you are done with measuring all the spaces in the house, it’s time to add all the square footage of the spaces to arrive at the total square footage of the house. For example if space A is 300 square feet, Space B is 400 square feet and Space C is 500 square feet. Then total square feet of the house is 300+400+500=1200 square feet.

Below are some of the tips from wikihow.com to find the square footage:

Find the approximation of square footage. If you’re looking for an approximation of square footage, you can also try measuring the outside of your home and then subtracting any areas that won’t be factored in to the square footage, such as the porch stairs or garage.

Find the square footage of a space that’s shaped like a half-circle. If there’s a part of your house that’s shaped like a half of a circle, you can find the square footage of the circle by finding the area of the space as if it were a full circle and then dividing it by half. To do this, simply measure the long line that cuts the “circle” in half to get the diameter.

Then, divide it by 2 to get the radius, and then plug that into the equation A = πr^2 where r is the radius, and divide by 2 to get the area, or square footage, of the half circle.

Find the square footage of a space that’s almost regularly shaped. If you’re measuring a space that is almost fully a square or a rectangle, with only a small square or rectangular part missing, then measure the square footage of the entire space as if the missing part was filled in. Then, find the square footage of the missing part and subtract it from the overall square footage to find the square footage of the space. This will save you time.