How Big is 1,000 Square Feet?


When you are trying to find a place for rent in West Chester, most people think in terms of bedrooms and bathrooms. That’s fine until you look at it and the bedrooms are so small you barely have enough room for a bed. It’s also a good idea to look at the square footage. It can be a little difficult to imagine how big 1000 square feet really is. How big is 1000 square feet? It’s roughly the same size as two-and-a-half two-car garages sitting next to one another.

Measuring Square Footage

If you’re good with numbers and like to use a measuring tape, you can go from room to room and measure each one by hand. Round up the numbers, keep areas either a square or rectangle shape and add all of the numbers together to get the square footage. If you are measuring a house, you can measure the outside, times the number you get by the number of floors, and you will end up with a rough estimate. The easiest way to find the answer is to look in the description. In most cases, the square footage will be listed somewhere. Also, a square footage calculator can be a big help in this situation.

How Big is 1,000 Square Feet?

Areas with Similar Size

If you know an apartment is 1,000 square feet, but aren’t quite sure what that looks like, find something to compare it to. The 2 ½, two-car garage comparison is a good one to use. You can also look at a singles tennis court. Since the entire tennis court is a little over 2,100 square feet, a 1,000-square-foot apartment would take up about half of the court. If you are familiar with swimming pools, it will take five, average in-ground swimming pools to make up approximately 1,000 square feet.

How Much Will 1,000 Square Feet Hold?

Most 1,000-square-foot apartments have a dining room, kitchen, living room, two bedrooms, and two baths. Each layout is different, but you can often count on the living area to be a little larger than one of the bedrooms. Dining rooms will often double as offices. They can usually hold a nice desk and chair or a dining room table and four chairs.

Look at each apartment with an open mind. When you are trying to figure out ‘how big is 1000 square feet?’ what you’re really wanting to know is will all of my stuff fit in that size apartment. Look at the floor plan and do a walk-through. Once you see the size of the rooms and how they are laid out, you will be able to tell what will fit and what won’t.

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