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Old 09-02-2006, 06:57 PM   #1
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Determining SQ Ft of my home???


What is the proper way to determine what the SQ Ft of my home really is? Would my finished basement count towards it?

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Old 09-03-2006, 06:01 AM   #2
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Seems to be lots of opinions about what exactly constitutes actual sq/ft. IMO, it is the actual living areas of the home and stated as such, plus garage and basement, unless the basement is an actual living area. For example, 1250 sq/ft + 2 car garage and full basement would mean just what is implied...the basement is not living area. 2500 sq/ft on 2 levels with 2 car garage would imply a finished basement.

I have seen people actually measure each room to determine actual living space, but that is rarely done...

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Usally means the size of the footprint itself, excluding the garage.

For example the footprint is 2500 sq/ft, but it had a second floor, and basement: It would be 2500 Sq/Ft 2 story with basment.
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