Last updated on February 25th, 2023 at 10:02 am
When purchasing a home or renting an apartment, you’ll usually be told the square footage of the space.
This can help you visualize how big the home is in comparison to other places you might have lived.
However, if you’re unfamiliar with square footage, using it to estimate space can be challenging. Homes that are 2,000 square feet are slightly smaller than the national average but are called medium-sized houses.
Comparing the footprint of a 2,000-square-foot home to other, more familiar objects can help you better visualize the space and decide whether it’s large enough for you.
What are the average dimensions of a 2,000-square-foot home?
A house can have any dimensions, and it doesn’t have to be square or rectangular. It may even have more than four sides.
For these reasons, it’s hard to say what the average dimensions of a 2,000-square-foot home are.
However, if the home is shaped like a square, it will have equal sides each measuring just less than 45 feet.
In general, houses average about 60 feet long. If this is the case, the house would be about 33.5 feet wide if the house only has four edges.
Most houses that are about 2,000 square feet have three relatively large bedrooms, but you might sometimes encounter a 2,000-square-foot home with four small bedrooms.
Couches are generally between 72 and 96 inches long and about 40 inches deep. This means that the average sofa has a footprint of about 23.3 square feet.
If you have a 2,000-square-foot home, you could fit just shy of 86 average-sized couches in your home. Each couch would need to be lined up end-to-end and right against the couch next to it.
Like homes, swimming pools can be found in a variety of shapes and sizes. Small pools, however, are usually about 200 square feet, while larger pools are roughly 800 square feet.
Lap pools are often around 500 square feet.
You would need 10 small pools to cover a space of 2,000 square feet. It would only take four lap pools to cover the same area, and you would only need two and a half large pools to fill the space.
Using a pool is a great visual aid, since most people can picture an average backyard swimming pool.
Remember that the median pool size is usually around 500 square feet, the same as a lap pool, so four pools are about the size of a 2,000-square-foot home.
A king-sized bed is 76 inches wide and 80 inches long, which means one bed has a total footprint of about 42 square feet. You would, therefore, need about 47.6 king beds to add up to 2,000 square feet.
You can also use twin beds to visualize this space. A twin bed is 38 inches wide and 75 inches long. Therefore, a twin bed has a square footage of about 20.
You would need 100 twin beds to cover the footprint of a 2,000-square-foot home.
Moving boxes are available in a few sizes, but most people are familiar with medium-sized boxes that can easily and conveniently hold clothes, books, or dishes.
These boxes are usually about 3 cubic feet and have a footprint of around 1.75 square feet. You would need about 1,143 medium moving boxes to cover the floor space in a 2,000-square-foot house.
Everyone has parked in or at least seen a parking lot, so it’s easy to picture just how big the average parking space is.
These spaces are usually about 9 feet wide and 18 feet long, which gives plenty of room to park even large vehicles. This equals 162 square feet.
You would only need about 12 parking spaces to equal just under 2,000 square feet. If you can picture a small parking lot, you can probably visualize the size of a medium home.
A garage is another space that’s simple for most people to picture. Most average two-car garages are 400 square feet. It would take five two-car garages to fill 2,000 square feet.
A Volleyball Court
An indoor volleyball court is one of the smaller sports courts in size. A standard volleyball court is 59 feet long and 29.5 feet wide, for a total size of 1,740.5 square feet.
This is only 259.5 square feet less than 2,000 square feet.
Other sports fields or courts can also be used to estimate 2,000 square feet. A football field, for example, is 57,600 square feet, so you could fit almost 29 homes of this size on a single field.
A baseball diamond, which doesn’t include the outfield, is a 90-foot square, so it covers 8,100 square feet. You could fit four houses of 2,000 square feet with a little room to spare on one baseball diamond.
Tennis courts are another good example. A standard court is 78 feet long and either 27 or 36 feet wide for singles or doubles play, respectively, which gives a total size of either 2,106 or 2,808 square feet.
Picturing a tennis court, particularly one set up for singles play, can help you visualize almost exactly 2,000 square feet.
School buses come in a few lengths, but most are about 35 feet long, and an average school bus measures 7.5 feet wide for a total footprint of 262.5 square feet.
If you can visualize seven or eight buses parked next to each other, you can easily picture a space the size of a 2,000-square-foot home.