September 26th, 2006


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I have 8 folding bookshelves, 28 inches across each, 224 inches total, or 18 feet 8 inches. I have one largish bookshelf that is 32 inches across. I have on tv stand that is 36 inches across. I have a largish table that i would like to have lengthwise against a wall (64 inches) though i could also do it widthwise (32 inches) or if necessary (and possible) free standing. Similarly i have a couch that 88 inches long and 44 inches wide.

So i need a bare minimum of 292 in (24 ft, 4 in) and a preferred 444 in (37 ft.) Assuming that all apartments are a single square room (a bad assumption) and that no wall space is taken up by anything else (another bad assumption) i need between 49 sq ft and 100 sq ft. Hmmm, that's definitely not right. I wonder if there's some kind of adjustment factor i could figure out for the average studio and the average 1 bedroom apartment. In this apartment i'm using up about... maybe half of the wall space, ignoring coraa's bedroom. Of course That makes this equivalent to a 1 bedroom apartment with some duplication of wall space. Splitting a single room into two rooms seems to add about 40% more wall space (in fact i suspect that if i crunched through the math the difference would be a factor of the square root of 2 =)

Shoot, i forgot about my set of drawers, add another 46 inches for that, 338 min, 490 ideal.

So if i figure 50% wall usage with that new figure i get: Studio min: 196 sq ft, ideal 441 sq ft. That seems a _little_ more realistic. Of course none of that is taking into account interior space for things such as the coffee table, the dining room table, the chairs to go with said table, and the bed. Plus the boxes of stuff currently in the closet that will hopefully fit into a new closet or storage space :) Or the space that will be discounted from the listed total for kitchen and bathroom. Will clearly have to think about this some more.
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