When you move into a new home, you spend some time in order to adapt it to your needs and decorate it according to your personal taste. For a while, it looks like a piece of heaven, but after some time you get bored with the whole interior design concept and you will feel the need for a change. However, redecorating a home can be quite expensive, especially if you call in a professional. On the other hand, if you take care of the redecorating process yourself, you can save a lot of money. The first part of the redecoration process is usually painting the walls. This part is quite simple and you don’t need any experience in order to do it. Nevertheless, we must warn you that you must first do some calculations. Today we will teach you how to measure square footage.
Measuring the square footage of a room is an important step in the painting process which can help you save money and make sure that you will have a uniform paint job. If you don’t know the square footage of the room which you plan to paint, you might end up buying too much paint which will be a waste of money. On the other hand, if you buy too little paint, you might not be able to completely cover the old paint.
The first step in learning how to measure square footage is removing the furniture located near the walls or mounted on the walls. This will help you make sure that your measurements are correct and it will also help you later on in the painting process.
When learning how to measure square footage, you must first determine the shape of your room. generally, most rooms have a rectangular shape. In order to measure the square footage of such a room you will use a basic mathematical formula. Measure the height and length of each wall and then multiply those numbers together. Repeat this process for each wall. At the end, sum up the areas of all the walls in order to determine the square footage of the room. A simpler method is to use an online square footage calculator, which simply needs your measurements and might be able to give you accurate results on weirdly-shapes spaces as well, not just rectangular ones.
If the room that you plan to measure has weird shaped walls, you will need to use some more complex mathematical formulas. Determine the shape of each wall and then look for the adequate mathematical formula for calculating that certain shape’s area. For example, for circle shaped areas, you will use the following formula: A=pi*r2 (r being the circle’s radius).