Last updated on May 24th, 2022 at 08:23 pm
If you’re building or redesigning a master bedroom, knowing the size of the bedroom can help you determine how to decorate and what size furniture you can accommodate.
It can also help you create a master bedroom that suits all of your needs.
How big is the average master bedroom?
Master bedrooms vary greatly in size, and that size depends on a number of factors including where the home or apartment is located, how large the home is, and how big the master bathroom and closet are.
In general, an average master bedroom has at least 224 square feet and has dimensions of either 15 by 15 feet or 14 by 16 feet. Some people, however, feel that a master bedroom needs to be much larger than this, and should average between 300 and 350 square feet.
There is no right or wrong answer for how big a master bedroom should be. If the home is located in a large city, for example, the space available might be much smaller, necessitating a smaller master bedroom.
Other people have plenty of space, but whether you want to use that space for a large bedroom or save more space for other living areas, such as the kitchen and living room, is up to you.
Still, other people prefer to have a slightly smaller bedroom with a larger bathroom or larger walk-in closet.
How big is the average guest or kids’ bedroom?
The other bedrooms in a multi-bedroom house tend to be a bit smaller than the master bedroom.
On average, these rooms are usually square or close to square, and they range between 100 and 144 square feet.
As with the master bedroom, exactly how big the other bedrooms in the home are depends on the type of home, the location, how much space is available, and how the homeowners want to use their space.
Why is the master bedroom bigger?
The master bedroom is designed to be used by two adult people, so it has to be a bit larger than the other bedrooms in order to accommodate both people’s needs.
Two people will often need two nightstands, two dressers or bureaus, and other items such as a chair or bedroom bench, a television, or a large mirror.
The master bedroom also needs to fit a larger bed, such as a king or queen size, so the bedroom must be a bit larger so that not only does the bed fit, but there’s also still room to walk around the bed and place other furniture items.
What are the benefits of bigger or smaller master bedrooms?
Whether it’s better to have a big or small master bedroom depends entirely on your needs and how you want to use your space.
If you want to have items such as a vanity, television, large mirror, or computer desk in the bedroom, you may want to opt for a bedroom that’s slightly larger than the average size.
Some large master bedrooms even have a couch or set of chairs, which is the perfect place to relax privately.
However, if you want to have a larger living area outside of the bedroom, you want to have more spare bedrooms, or you prefer a larger closet or bathroom, you may want to go with a smaller master bedroom.
How big should a master bathroom be?
In general, the average master bathroom is, at its smallest, 40 square feet, with dimensions of 5 feet by 8 feet.
However, many master bathrooms are much larger than this, and they usually range between 100 and 200 square feet.
The master bathroom must have enough room to accommodate two sinks. The space should also be designed to accommodate two people getting ready for the day at the same time.
How big should the closet in the master bedroom be?
Most master bedrooms feature walk-in closets, and these closets should have enough room for two people’s clothes.
The average master bedroom closet is about 100 square feet, but the closet should be at least 70 square feet, with dimensions of 7 feet by 10 feet.
Larger closets, however, offer more room for storage and more room for two people who are getting dressed and ready at the same time in the morning.
What is the best ratio for master bedroom to house size?
On average, a house that is 2,600 square feet will have a master bedroom that’s between 300 and 350 square feet.
You can sometimes use this ratio to find the average size for a master bedroom in whatever size house you’re looking to build.
For example, a master bedroom in a house that’s 1,500 square feet will be between 173 and 202 square feet.
This gives you a good starting place for sizing your bedroom, and you can make the bedroom bigger or smaller from there as needed.