How much space does the room have

Optimal room sizes: How much space do you need to live?

When it comes to room sizes, it makes sense to think in advance where the center of life should be in the house. Many building families opt for a large living-dining room with an adjoining kitchen. In the meantime, a lot has also changed in the bedrooms. Just sleeping or also living space and retreat?

Take your time to think about house planning. There are average guide values ​​for living space sizes that will help you determine your optimal needs or that you can consult.

Minimum size of living room and dining room

Between 30 and 40 square meters offer good living comfort and usually good opportunities to divide the room into different areas of use. Calculate an additional seven to twelve square meters with an open kitchen.

Minimum size kitchen

The minimum size of kitchens today is ten square meters. Do you think of a kitchen island? Then it should be 15 to 20 square meters if possible.

Remember that the distance between the kitchen unit and the island should be at least 1.20 meters so that cupboards can be opened.

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Minimum size of children's room

The room for the children is a room for playing, sleeping, but also for retreat - therefore a place that will change with age and should therefore be changeable. The children's room should have a minimum size of twelve square meters, of course 15 to 20 square meters offer greater opportunities for development.

Minimum size bedroom

Closet, bed, bedside table - the bedroom is ready. 12 to 15 square meters is the minimum size for a contemporary bedroom. It is essential to plan a wall a little more than three meters long (without bevels!) So that there is also space for a large wardrobe.

A separate dressing room offers more luxury. This is well planned with six to eight square meters. You can find great furnishing ideas for your walk-in closet here.

Minimum size bathroom

A bathroom? Two bathrooms? The children are getting bigger and the bathroom could be a queuing and irritable place in the morning.

Today the minimum size of a bathroom is eight square meters. The bathroom has developed from a purely functional area into a space with a high quality of stay. The term wellness has moved into our bathrooms and bathroom planners excel in their creativity with a variety of modern bathroom ideas from family bathrooms to wellness bathrooms.

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Minimum size of entrance area / hall

Come home and just leave everyday life in front of the door - or receive guests. The hall is all too often a place where square meters are wrongly saved.

Therefore, at least five square meters should be planned for the so-called vestibule.

Checklist: minimum sizes of rooms

Use our practical checklist to record your current living situation, which rooms you have had so far and how big they are. The second column is used to determine your desired rooms and their sizes.

Your chosen situation should help you with your next step to the dream house - the floor plan planning. You can download the checklist (PDF, 640 KB) here.