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How to Calculate the Square Footage of Floor Plans

Floor plans are drawn to scale, in comparison to the space being created by the plan. Typically, it states the square footage for the total space and provides a breakdown of that square footage by living area within the building or home. A room that is 10-feet by 12-feet, for example, provides 120 square feet of living space.

Most homeowners, when having a home constructed, will be told what the square footage is for the home. This eliminates the need of personally having to come up with the square footage calculation for the floor plan. However, if the need should arise for you to have to calculate your own square footage, here are the tools, materials, and steps needed to accomplish this task.

Step 1 – Obtain a Copy of Floor Plan