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26 September 2006 @ 08:33 am
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.
Current Mood: worriedworried
Avaniavani on September 26th, 2006 05:02 pm (UTC)
Still no luck finding a roommate? :-/

Have you tried to cajole local people who are living in less-nice places yet? :-)
DonAithnendonaithnen on September 26th, 2006 08:12 pm (UTC)
I posted on LJ and mentioned it to some people at work who don't read my LJ. The only thing that i've heard back is that some guy i barely know at work is looking for a roommate, and i if i'm going to be rooming with someone i want it to either be a friend or a strongly recomended friend of a friend.
cwendy41cwendy41 on September 26th, 2006 05:48 pm (UTC)
When I was first looking around for places in Long Beach, most places seemed to have 400 sq ft minimum. I also had calculated that I needed only 400 sq ft to survive, because that's how much space I was using at the old apartment I'd been at when I shared with a roommate.

Most one bedroom places around here that I've seen tend to be around 700 sq ft (what my current place is and what the old place is). In terms of pricing, a two bedroom place could go for $950 in some parts of town, but I'd suggest not living in those parts because I don't want you to get mugged or anything. The "nicer" parts of town go for about $1000 for a one bedroom. I can't speak for other cities.

I've been really really busy lately, but if you want and if I could, maybe I could squeeze out some time and come apartment hunting with you.
academicerrificmerchimerch on September 26th, 2006 07:05 pm (UTC)
hey sorry to space out on movie plans - this week has turned pear shaped. If snakes on a plane is still at the cheap theater, what do you think about a week from Thursday?
Desireemadduckdes on September 27th, 2006 02:03 pm (UTC)
I recommend getting a living space you like, and then worrying about the furniture stuff later. Store or sell whatever doesn't fit.