I remodeled recently and learned a lot. Mostly I found out that I had no idea what I didn’t know. When you start a project like that you think you have an idea of how large things need to be, but realize that you may not know as much as you think. One thing that I had to figure out is what was the optimum size to make my bedroom.
If you are having trouble with the same thing, or you are just curious, I am here to let you know how to figure out what size your bedroom should be.
What is the Standard Size of a Bedroom?
I have found that there are no universal accepted standards when it comes to all designers. Designers and architects Typically bedrooms range between 9 foot by 9 foot and 17 foot by 17 foot. While this can vary depending on architects and personal preference, there are some factors that can determine a minimum size for a bedroom.
The biggest determinant of the size of a bedroom should be the size of the bed that is going to be in the bedroom. The bedroom should not only hold the bed that is in the room, but it should also have a good amount of clearance space around the bed. Most of the time you will also want a dresser, nightstand or table as well, so it is important to take these kinds of things into consideration.
If you have a twin sized bed, the minimum size of your bedroom should be 7 feet by 10 feet. This is not only the minimum size but the standard size as well. There are some bedrooms with twin beds that are smaller than this, but they are not up to code. These smaller bedrooms are typically around 8 feet by 9 feet. This is not advised because it is not up to code.
Codes tend to dictate that your bedroom space needs to be a minimum of 70 square feet. Ceiling heights also have to be around 7 feet and 6 inches. These are the minimums for a bedroom to be considered a habitable space.
While these minimum requirements do not prohibit you from putting a bed in a smaller room and sleeping in it, you cannot list those smaller rooms as bedrooms for the intent of selling the home or for renting out.
If you have two twin sized beds, the minimum size of the bedroom increases up to 9 by 9 feet. The standard size for bedrooms with two twin beds is a bit bigger at around 10 feet by 10 feet. The minimum size for a room that has a double size bed is around 9 feet and 6 inches by 10 feet and 6 inches.
The minimum size for a room with two beds here does not leave much room for much regarding furniture, so larger sized rooms fit having multiple beds
Queen size beds don’t require much more room, at a standard size of ten feet by ten feet. A king size bed bumps the standard size up to 10 feet by 12 feet and 6 inches.
If you are considering putting a bunk bed in your room, you may have to put some extra consideration into the height of the ceiling. On average you want at least a minimum of 3-foot clearance for a bunk bed. This means that your ceiling should be between 7 feet and 6 inches and 8 feet and 6 inches minimum.
Master Bedroom Size
If there are multiple bedrooms in your home, then one of your bedrooms will be the master bedroom. The master bedroom size is usually larger than all of the other bedrooms in the home. These are the most desirable bedrooms in the home. I know that is the bedroom I want to be in.
Medium sized master bedrooms will usually have 190 square feet of space. The master bedrooms also often have larger closets. I know the closet in my master bedroom is a walk in which I love.
Large master bedrooms can even exceed 280 square feet. Larger master bedrooms can include up to another 150 square feet for an attached master bathroom and walk in closet. Larger master bedrooms are mostly reserved for larger homes because in smaller homes they can monopolize a significant portion of the entire home’s space.
I think that size is an important aspect of the bedroom. I wanted to make sure that all of my furniture would fit in the space and give me the extra room I wanted. There is another factor that is important as well. This is the shape of the bedroom.
An interesting shape to the bedroom may give your space a unique or attractive appeal, but I think it is best to stay to shapes that are the most useful. Shapes that are too far out off the beaten path can leave you with a strange space that may be hard to fit the pieces you want into.
The most standard shapes are squares and rectangles, so these are the safest bets. Though don’t be afraid to play with the design if you want to get adventurous.
It all depends.
When building a bedroom space, it is important to know what sizes and shapes things should be. Standard bedroom sizes are often dictated by the size of the bed that you place in the room. While you can place a bed in any room it fits, there is a minimal size that the room has to be before you can advertise that room as a bedroom.
Not only does the square footage of the room matter, but the shape can affect the design and feel of the room considerably. Make sure to plan ahead and know how much space you will need and what you want to do with your design.
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