Whether you are an expert in real estate or a property owner, you need to know how to compute the square footage of a house. Being a complicated process, getting the measurements wrong can affect the value of a home. If a 2000 square-foot space turns to be officially 1700 for instance, the value of that property will be affected since the calculated cubic meters of an section is what is used to figure the home’s value.

For most people, the gross living area is what comes to mind whenever they think of square footage. Getting this calculation right is crucial to determining the amount you will pay in taxes, possible future renovations and setting the selling or buying price of the property.

## Getting the Square Footage of the Entire Property

Measuring one room may be simple, while getting the same measurements for a property as big as the white house may seem daunting. You only need to break each area into small boxes and measure each. Then, add each square footage of the small boxes to get the total. If for instance, the bedroom, bathroom and kitchen are 500, 400 and 300 respectively, the formula you use to get the inches of the area is 500+400+300=1200. As a general rule, your square foot should extend from the framing to the wall’s exterior.

## Calculate Before Buying

Before buying, check the advertised numbers by **multiplying the length and the width of every room in the home**. Get a 100 foot tape measure and get a linear footage from the wall, then take the measurements through the interior perimeter. Multiply all rectangular sections, adding them up. If you are selling your property, get an appraiser to give a thorough assessment to ensure your listings are accurate.

**Understand that square footage is expressed in square feet and square yardage in square yards**. For a rectangular space, you need to calculate the flooring and the carpet. For an oddly shaped space, split it into several squares and calculate into linear feet. The total square footage should include all spaces, including those occupied by the tile.

- The tiles are normally one square foot. Count them for a close approximation of the square footage.
- If a section appears like a half of a circle, get its square footage as if it were a full circle.
- If the section you are measuring is almost a full square with one part missing, measure the whole space as if the missing part was filled.

The best way to know how to get the right conversion is to know what to measure from and to. Also, try measuring the exterior of the home and subtract every section that will not be factored in such as the garage.

When planning a construction project, calculate the yardage and meters in an acre of land to figure how many cubic yards of concrete are needed alongside other materials. You can take all your measurements in a acre in inches and then convert them into square feet in the final answer. With a good calculator, you should now know how to find the right measurements per every 100, 200 to 1000 feet. If you are trying to find out the number of feet, there are in a mile and a half, multiply it by 27 878 400.