Room dimensions are presented in width by the length. For example, a room that has a dimension of 12′ x 16′ means it’s 12 feet wide (from side to side) by 16 feet long (from top to bottom). Rooms aren’t always square, so make sure you understand fully how the room feels.
How to Read Room Measurements?
Accurately reading room measurements is an important part of any home renovation, remodeling, or redecorating project. Knowing how to read room measurements will allow you to properly plan and lay out your space, and accurately estimate how much material you’ll need for the job. If you’re new to measuring room sizes, here are some tips to help you get started.
Before you begin, make sure you have a tape measure, a pencil, and a piece of paper handy. If you’re measuring a room with multiple walls, start with the longest wall and measure from one end to the other. Measure the length of each wall and record the measurements on your piece of paper.
Next, measure the width of each wall. You can use the ceiling or floor joists as a reference point for the width measurement. It’s important to note that the width measurement is taken from the outside edge of the wall, not the inside. Record the measurements on your piece of paper.
Now measure the height of the walls. Most walls are 8 feet tall, but it’s important to measure just in case. Measure from the floor to the ceiling, and record the measurements on your piece of paper