Standard Room Sizes & Their Location In Residential Building

Standard Room Sizes

When we plan to construct our dream house, we want it to have proper sunlight and ventilation and fulfill all our requirements with maximum space utilization.

To achieve this, we should know the standard sizes of various rooms and their location we will plan for our dream house.

It is essential to know the rooms’ standard sizes and location because its proper implementation provides natural air, sunlight, and space for movement to the residents.

Today, in this article, I’m sharing the standard sizes of various rooms and their location to plan your dream home quickly.

A bungalow-type standard residential building consists of front and rear verandah, drawing room, dining room, kitchen, store, pantry, bedroom, dressing, bathroom, water closet, office room, guest room, and garage.

According to the need and money availability, one can reduce the number of the room. The drawing-room, dining room, pantry, kitchen, and store should be drawn in one row and connected to set the plan.

While bedroom, dressing room, office room, bath, and water closet should be drawn on the other side with a corridor or covered passage in between to approach the drawing-room and bedroom, etc., directly.

The following are the maximum and minimum areas for the different parts of the building.

S.No.Room NameMinimum Floor Area
(Square Meter)
Floor area for Ordinary
Building
(Square Meter)
Floor Area For
Standard Building
(Square Meter)
1Drawing Room13.50 Up to 20.0020.00 to 28.00
2Dining room10.00 Drawing room may
be used as Dining
17 to 20
3Bed Room11.0015.00 to 20.0015.00 to 25.00
4Office Room6.507.00 to 9.00
5Guest Room7.009.00 to 10.50
6Kitchen5.507.00 to 8.507.00 to 9.00
7Store5.505.50 to 6.007.00 to 9.00
8Pantry4.55.50 to 7.00
9Dressing Room5.54.00 to 7.00
10Bath and W.C.2.84.50
11Bath1.82.5 to 3.50
12W.C.1.51.2 to 1.5
13Servant Room9.009.00 to10.00
14Garage11.0015.00 to 18.00
15Box Room4.005.00 to 7.00
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Verandah

Verandah serves as a waiting area and separates the house from the entrance. Verandahs location should be in the south and west. If the home is east facing, it can be located in the east.

Standard Room Sizes

Verandah provides shade to the house’s walls during the more significant time of the day, due to which it should not have an opening height larger than 2/3 of the floor width.

Every house must have a front and rear verandah, but rear verandah can be ignored if space doesn’t allow it.

The standard sizes of the verandah are as follows.

SizesDimension (meter)Dimension (feet)
Minimum1.5 wide5′ wide
Ordinary1.8 to 2.5 wide6′ to 8′ wide
Standard2.5 to 3 wide8′ to 10′ wide

Drawing or Living Room 

We often use the term drawing room and living room interchangeably in the interior world, although they designate separate entities. 

A living room is usually decorated with sofas, recliners, comfortable chairs and often involves a media unit with a TV. 

The drawing-room is a more social space. The decoration is managed simply and manages to be mainly operative.

Standard Room Sizes

The drawing and living room is the primary and welcoming area for receiving friends and guests, and family members to sit.

Sometimes it also serves as a dining space and hall for special occasions and different activities.

Generally, it is the biggest room of the house, and its location should be in the middle of the house so that it acts as a connecting path for the front veranda, dining space, and other rooms. The size of the drawing-room depends upon the furniture types to be used.

The standard sizes of the Drawing or Living Room are as follows.

SizesDimension(meter)Dimension(feet)
Minimum3.6 x 3.612′ x 12′
Ordinary3.6 x 5.512′ x 18′
Standard4.5 x 6.116′ x 20′
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Bedroom

Bedrooms are the essential rooms of the house where we spend our significant time, and Its location should be such that in the house that provides ventilation and sunlight in the morning without losing privacy. 

They should have one outer wall that locates the window and provide ventilation. The location of the bedroom should be on the side of the prevailing wind direction to avoid the collection of warm air.

Standard Room Sizes

Bedrooms have furniture like beds, wardrobes, and study tables, but beds and wardrobe are sufficient for a standard-sized bedroom.

The standard sizes of the Bedroom are as follows.

SizeDimension (meter)Dimension in (feet)
Minimum3.0 x 3.010′ x 10′
Ordinary3.6 x 4.312′ x 14′
Standard4.8 x 5.516′ x 18′

Dressing Room

It is a small used for dressing in and soring clothes. It should be attached to the bedroom. The standard sizes of the dressing room are as follows.

SizesDimension (meter)Dimension (feet)
Minimum2.5 x 2.18′ x 7′
Ordinary3.0 x 2.110′ x 7′
Standard3.0 x 2.510′ x 8′
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Kitchen

The kitchen is the most operative area in an Indian house. Mostly, it is merged with the dining area, and most of the time, the kitchen and dining area are integrated with the living room to make it look more spacious and lavish.

The kitchen’s location should be in the rear corner of the house, but the SE corner is the best.  It should connect with the dining room and should contain one outside approach.

Standard Room Sizes

Its location should be such that sunlight should arrive in the morning times. 

For proper ventilation, it should have a window and contain a chimney for the escape of smoke. The minimum space for the window should be 15% of the floor area.

The Standard Sizes of the Kitchen are as follows.

SizeDimension (meter)Dimension in (feet)
Minimum2.74 x 2.139′ x 7′
Ordinary2.74 x 3.09′ x 10′
Standard3.65 x 3.012′ x 10′

Dining Room

Commonly, the dining room’s location should be near the kitchen and in the rear of the drawing or living room.

Standard Room Sizes

The drawing-room is connected with the dining room to have ample space for special occasions in modern houses. It is kept separate for orthodox families.

The Standard sizes of the Dining room are as follows.

SizesDimension (meter)Dimension (feet)
Minimum3.0 x 3.010′ x 10′
Ordinary3.65 x 3.012′ x 10′
Standard4.3 x 4.914′ x 16′
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Pantry

It is a small area located adjacent to the dining room to keep crockery, cutlery, and food. It must have enough numbers of cupboards. For a typical house, the kitchen fulfills the need of the pantry.

Standard Room Sizes

The Standard Sizes of the pantry are as follows.

SizesDimension (meter)Dimension (feet)
Minimum1.8 x 2.56′ x 8′
Ordinary2.5 x 2.58′ x 8′
Standard2.5 x 3.08′ x 10′

Store Room

The location of the storeroom should be near the kitchen and should contain enough number storage units. The standard sizes of the storeroom are as follows.

SizesDimension (meter)Dimension (Feet)
Minimum2.7 x 3.09′ x 7′
Ordinary2.7 x 3.09′ x 10′
Standard3.65 x 3.012′ x 10′

Toilet and Bathroom

Nowadays, it is common practice to provide an attached bathroom and WC with each bedroom. 

Mainly bathrooms and toilets are provided commonly in a single space with separation of the wet area and dry area. 

Standard Room Sizes

The location of the WC should be on the external wall to have proper drainage, and its distance from the sidewall should be350 mm. Usually, two windows are given, one for the ventilator and another for natural light. 

The height of the ventilator should be 2000mm, and the height of the 2nd window should be 1500 mm, covered with frosted glass to allow light without losing privacy.

Ceiling height is often maintained low (2100mm or 7ft) to use the upper space for a loft tank.

The standard sizes of the bathroom with water closet are as follows.

SizesDimension (meter)Dimension (feet)
Minimum1.5 x 2.1 5′ x 6′
Ordinary2.1 x 2.136′ x 7′
Standard2.5 x 2.138′ x 7′
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Guest Room

A guest room should have enough light and ventilation. The guest room location should be on one side of the house, usually at the side of the drawing room.

The guest should not have a connection from the inside of the house and have a separate toilet.

The standard sizes of guest room are as follows.

SizesDimension (meter)Dimension (feet)
Minimum2.6 x 2.748’6″ x 9′
Ordinary3.0 x 2.7410′ x 9′
Standard3.0 x 3.6510′ x 12′

Office room

The location of the office room should be on the one side of the front verandah and separate from other rooms. Many times the office room is also used as a guest room. 

The standard sizes of office room are as follows.

SizesDimension (meter)Dimension (feet)
Minimum2.13 x 3.007′ x 10′
Ordinary2.50 x 3.008′ x 10′
Standard3.00 x 3.0010′ x 10′

Servant Room

The location of the servant room or servant quarter should be toward the southeast or northeast area of the house.

The standard sizes of servant room are as follows.

SizesDimension (meter)Dimension (feet)
Minimum2.74 x 3.009′ x 10′
Ordinary3.00 x 3.0010′ x 10′
Standard3.65 x 3.0012′ x 10′
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Garage

For safe driving and good car health and to keep it safe, we need to park it in the parking or garage. The car parking or garage location should be in the northwest (park in north or east-facing), and the second option is southeast

The standard sizes of the garage are as follows.

SizesDimension (meter)Dimension (feet)
Minimum2.75 x 4.269′ x 14′
Ordinary3.00 x 4.5710′ x 15′
Standard4.2 x 6.114′ x 20′

Minimum Height of Rooms

Height of main room = 3.50 meters or 11 feet 6 inches.

Height of Kitchen, store, and Bath = 2.07 meters or 7 feet.

Height of Servant room = 2.5 meters or 8 feet 3 inches.

Final Words

I hope now you know the standard room sizes and their location that makes space operative. It may vary from area to area and site conditions.

The different design approaches and creativity can make any design possible in the minimum area using it to its fullest.

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  1. Very valuable information, it an amazing blog post that gives so many ideas and information on standard room size with great furniture decoration. Thanks for sharing such an informative and detailed article.

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