When building a home, the square footage may not be your first priority. We get it. Picking out fixtures and colors is way more fun. But square footage is very important in your considerations. Having enough means you’ll have the space your family needs and the price you want if you ever choose to sell.
What is square footage?
To put it simply, square footage is how much space is under your roof. If your home is an exact rectangle, it’s easy to determine its size. Simply multiple its width by its length. If it’s two story, simply double the total. However, today’s architects don’t usually design homes to look like perfect polygons. For most homes, you’ll need to measure the length and width of each room, then add the figures together to determine the size.
Does size really matter?
Yes, the size of Tucson homes does matter for your needs. The size of your family should determine the size of your home. If you have a large family, you’ll need a larger home with more bedrooms and bathrooms. But you’ll also need to determine how the space is used. Will your family actually use both a formal dining room and a breakfast room? Or would one of those spaces be better added to the great room or used as a fourth bathroom? By repurposing one of the dining areas, your house will work better for your family’s specific needs.
How big should rooms be?
You must consider the size of your individual rooms when divvying up square footage. If you have three or four bedrooms, you will need a dining area that will accommodate six to eight people comfortably. Do you entertain often? If so, you might consider making your dining room or common areas slightly bigger than your family needs. Do you have large, antique furniture that takes up a lot of space? All these variable should be considered.
Are homes are priced by square feet?
Yes, most houses, including Sedona homes and Flagstaff homes, are priced by the total amount of square feet. The price per square foot is based on other comparable homes in the area. So, if homes in your neighborhood or community are priced at $100 per square foot and your home is 2,500 square feet, the listing price would start around $250,000. Of course, there are many other factors that dictate the sales price, but smaller homes generally sell for less than larger homes. That’s why total square footage should be factored into your decision when building a home.
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