Room Sizes: How to Get Them Right

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Room sizes are often tricky to get right and when you are designing a self build project or building an extension  and it's important to focus on this early on. The right layout, space and room sizes can really help with the natural flow of your house.

Believe it or not there is a science to space planning that ensures rooms work effectively without losing their sense of intimacy. It can be difficult trying to get room sizes right and work out if a space is too big or too small, which is why we’ve put together this handy guide. 

Pete Tonks

Pete is an award-winning architectural designer. He began his career as an architectural technician with self build specialist Potton in 1984. He went on to set up his own practice, PJT Design Ltd, in 2003 and has been designing self build homes and extension schemes for over three decades. He is also a specialist in designing oak frame homes, partnering with oak frame specialist Oakwrights. 

In 2015, Pete co-founded PJT Custom Build Ltd, a bespoke project management company, which delivers custom-built homes from conception to completion.

He has recently completed his own contemporary self build project.