You will need
- Ruler for measuring large lengths, little mathematical knowledge or calculator, paper and pencil to record the measurements.
Area of the apartment is calculated on one very simple rule. It is enough to know the mathematical formula for finding the area. The area of a rectangle or square is calculated by the formula: length multiplied by width. First you need to find the total area of all rooms in your apartment. For this area of each room is separate.
Consider the example of one of the rooms of the apartment. Measure the length and width of the floor of the room. Multiply these numbers. This will be the area of the floor, which is called in different area ofth room.
The previous two paragraphs repeat for all rooms of your apartment. Add up all the resulting numbers. This is a common area of the apartment.
There is one concept – "total area", but there is quite another "living area". When buying an apartment in a residential area should not include the following facilities: bathroom, WC, storage room (they are subtracted from the total area by a certain factor). Also from the total area subtract the area of summer facilities: balcony, loggia, veranda.
When measuring length it is better to use home-made wooden rulers. They can also be found in the store. It will save you plenty of time.