I just made my apartment bigger!
And all I did was remeasure, and add in the rooms I used to leave out.
I always thought we had 850 square feet--it felt bigger bcs it is well arranged. I figured the square footage by multiplying each room, and adding them together.
But a guy down the block advertised his identical apartment as 1,100 sq. feet. So, as we were getting a bid for flooring to be redone, I needed to provide the room measurements.
And I realized, myliving room is 3 feet bigger in one direction and 1 foot bigger in the other; the kids' room is 2 feet bigger one way and 2 feet bigger the other way; the dinign room is a foot bigger in both directions, and ditto the bedroom.
Also, I realized, I never used to add in either the foyer or the hall. Or the bathrooms. Or the closets!
Without closets and without the space the walls themselves take up, I've got 1,050 square feet!