How to measure a room for a ceiling fan

It's important to measure the square footage of the room before beginning your design project.The size of the room should be taken into account when selecting a ceiling fan, as even the most powerful fan will struggle to cool a space that is excessively large. Measure your room size correctly to ensure you select the proper ceiling fan. It's simple to determine the square footage of your room! You just need a tape measure and something to write with.

  • Step 1:

    Remove anything that might interfere with your measurements, such as furniture or decor, before you begin.
  • Step 2:

    Make sure the end of your tape measure isn't moving away from the wall. Take the end of your tape measure and place it against the wall.
  • Step 3:

    Walk to the other end of the wall, measuring the tape as you go.
  • Step 4:

    Record the foot length.
  • Step 5:

    Repeat this process to find the measurements of the opposite walls.
  • Step 6:

    Multiply the two measurements (Length x Width) to determine the square footage.
how to measure your room square feet

For an irregular-shaped room, please divide an irregular-shaped room into two regular shapes to achieve a balanced look. For example, an L-shaped room would be sectioned into a square and a rectangle. Measure the square feet of each part separately, and then add them together to find the square feet of the entire room. Following the steps above, you can calculate how much square feet a room has based on its shape.