# How do I measure the square footage of a room?

To measure the square footage of a room, you can start by using a tape measure. Begin by measuring the length and width of the room, making sure to remove any obstructions for accurate measurements. Once you have determined the length and width, multiply these two measurements together. The resulting number will be the square footage of the room.

If a tape measure is not available, there is another method you can use. First, measure the length of your foot using a ruler. Then, you can pace off the length of the room by walking heel to toe. It may be helpful to use the wall for support if needed. Count the number of steps it takes to cross the room and multiply this number by the length of your foot. To convert the measurement to feet from wall to wall, divide the number by 12. Repeat this process to measure the width of the room. Finally, multiply the length and width measurements together to obtain the square footage of the room.

By following either of these methods, you will be able to accurately measure the square footage of a room.