How To Work Out m2 of a Room: A Quick and Simple DIY Guide

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So you want to know how to work out m2 of a room? For square or rectangular rooms with straight walls it's easy, but not all rooms are made equal. 

Your living room might have a fireplace, chimney breast, alcove or recess taking up valuable floor space. You might want some specialised bathroom flooring for your odd-shaped bathroom, or you could have an L-shaped bedroom or an irregular shaped hallway.

Steve Jenkins

Steve Jenkins is a freelance content creator with over two decades of experience working in digital and print and was previously the DIY content editor for Homebuilding & Renovating. 

He is a keen DIYer with over 20 years of experience in transforming and renovating the many homes he has lived in. He specialises in painting and decorating, but has a wide range of skills gleaned from working in the building trade for around 10 years and spending time at night school learning how to plaster and plumb.

He has fitted kitchens, tiled bathrooms and kitchens, laid many floors, built partition walls, plastered walls, plumbed in bathrooms, worked on loft conversions and much more. And when he's not sure how to tackle a DIY project he has a wide network of friends – including plumbers, gas engineers, tilers, carpenters, painters and decorators, electricians and builders – in the trade to call upon.