How to Calculate Cost Per Square Foot of Your Utah County Home

Coming up with the number of square feet in your property is an important statistic when you’re looking to sell a home. Depending on how you purchased the house will determine if you already have this number. If you don’t know the exact number of square feet, this post should help you do the calculations so you can add them to your listing ASAP.

What Parts of House to Include in Measurements

You need to factor in the ceiling height to get the total volume of a particular space. While we’re not measuring the three-dimensional area of a room (length x width x height) to get the overall square footage. Depending on the state where the property resides, the ceiling must be a certain height to factor it into the total square footage. In most places the ceiling must be 7 feet tall or 6 feet 4 inches with beams. If the ceiling is angled, it must be 7 feet or higher for half of the room’s floor area.

Square Space Calculations

Getting the number of square feet on a normal, square room is really easy. All you have to do is remember Area = Length x Width. Lets say you have a room that is 6ft by 12ft. This space would be 72 square feet. At times you may be ask to convert square feet into square yards. If you wanted to know that, you would simple divide 72 by 9 to get 8 square yards.

Odd Spaced Calculations

This can be a slightly more difficult if your dealing with a room that doesn’t have a perfect square shape. In that case, you’ll be looking at a triangular section. The formula for getting the area of  a triangle is A = 1/2 Base x Height. Lets say you have a triangle section in a room that wasn’t a perfect square that was 8ft tall with a base of 16. In that case the area would be 64 square feet.

Some times you might have a room that has several different sections with different shaped spaces. In that case you would break each section down using one of the formulas we discussed. After you would out the area of the small sections, simply add them together to get the total square feet.

Total Cost Per Square Foot Calculations

The last step to figuring out the coast per square foot is the easiest one of them all. All you need to do is divide the total sales price by the number of square feet. This will give you the final figure.

If you are looking to sell your Utah County Property, we would be more than happy to help calculate the number of square feet in your home. Please give us a call or send an email to schedule a free consultation where we can discuss how to generate the most money out of your property.

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