Redecoration Project for the Whole Family

Posted on Nov 3, 2013 in Parenting

A home should be a comfortable environment where all the members of the family feel safe. It is important for a home to be decorated in a way in which it suits all family members. On the other hand, it is important for each family member to have their unique space which defines them. Therefore, whether or not each family member has their own room, they should all have something to say in a redecoration process. Involving children in the redecoration process will make them feel like an important part of the family and it will also teach them a few skills which will help them later on. If you want to redecorate your home like a pro, you need to make good use of your measuring tape and learn a few mathematical formulas as well. Don’t worry, you don’t need any complicated engineering knowledge in order to redecorate your home properly but you do need a plan. As painting the walls is one of the first steps in a redecoration process, anybody who wishes to redecorate their home should know the basic steps of calculating square footage.

  • Step 1: Gather your supplies

In order to properly calculate the square footage of a home, you will need a measuring tape, a piece of paper and a pencil. It is important to know the square footage of a room in order to know how much paint you will need to buy. If your walls were previously painted in a very intense color, you will probably need to cover them in at least 2 coats of the new color.

  • Step 2: Get rid of clutter

Needless to say, in order to paint a room, you will have to remove all the furniture located near the walls. It is best if you move the furniture towards the middle of the room and cover it with some plastic foil. Even if you don’t plan on paining the ceiling, you never know how messy the painting process might be so make sure that your furniture is safe. Moving the furniture will also help you in the process of calculating square footage as you will be able to make clean measurements without making any approximations.

  • Step 3: Start measuring

Most rooms have a rectangular shape and in order to calculate the square footage of such rooms, you will have to measure the height and length of each wall. Make a sketch of the room and write down the measurements for each wall. When you are done measuring. Multiply the length and height of each wall in order to calculate the areas of the walls. At the end simply sum up all of the walls’ areas. This is the basic process of calculating square footage. If your walls have weird shapes, you will have to calculate their areas according to the proper mathematical formulas. For example, the area of a circle is calculated by multiplying the value of pi with the square radius of the circle. If you have children make sure that they are involved in the process of calculating square footage. Calculating areas will test their math knowledge in an interactive way and it will teach them that the things they learn in school will actually help them in life.