Two questions! Joining? and Calculating SF?
Hi, I'm Caroline, normally found at the KT. While I read here often, and have probably commented a few times, I'd like to know what is the protocol for "officially" joining the Small Homes forum. May I join? I don't want to be perceived as just a Butinski! LOL I am in north eastern North Dakota and live with one DH and two hunting dogs.
Second question - I know my house is small, Lordie, how I know it's small, but how do I officially calculate the square footage?
Do I include the full basement?
Do I include the tiny closets?
Do I include the one hall?
Do I include the "Sun Room/Porch" that has no heat or air, 10 single pane windows, and only a storm door. It does have electrical outlets, a finished ceiling, ceiling fan, a roof, vintage1970s paneled walls, and old, old, carpet. It also has an 11th window - that looks into our bedroom. LOL
Using only the main house dimensions I have
Main bedroom: 11' x 14'
(with one almost-5' x 2' closet)
Second bedroom (my sewing room): 12' x 12'
(with two 4' x 2' closets)
Third bedroom (den/library/DH's closet): 10' x 11'
(with one 8' x 2' closet)
Bathroom: 7' x 9' (remodeled to use every inch)
Funky living room: 11'4" x 21" (no closets)
Awkward kitchen/walk through: 13' x 14' (no closets)
Mudroom: 10' x 11'
(with one 3' x 2' closet)
Hallway: about 6' x 6' with a 3' x 6' appendage.
Not counting the closets, I think I have 1,025 SF.
See? I need the Small House forum.