Like living rooms, bedrooms have seemingly become multi-purpose spaces over the last few years as more and more people are now working from home. However, unlike living rooms, which tend to be more general in terms of real estate, a room must have a door that can be closed, a window, and a closet to be considered a bedroom. Bedrooms are also expected to provide their occupants with specific amounts of square footage depending on how many people use the room.
In particular, bedrooms must have a minimum of 70 square feet of floor space and 7 feet in a single direction for one person, while bedrooms with multiple occupants must have 50 square feet of floor space. Overall, CRD Design Build and Foyr have both reported that secondary bedrooms generally range from 100 to 144 square feet and can accommodate a multitude of bed sizes, so make sure you furnish the bedrooms in your home strategically to maximize the available space.
Master bedrooms, on the other hand, are similar to en suite bathrooms as they are generally larger than the rest of the bedrooms in a home, averaging between 300 and 350 square feet in a 2,600 square foot home, according to Project Perfect Home. Additionally, if you’re building a new home, figuring out the appropriate square footage for your master bedroom completely depends on your home’s overall design, as master suites that are too big or too small can throw off your home’s aesthetic.