8 Everyday Items For Visualizing 100 Square Feet

Are you wondering how to visualize as large an area as 100 square feet

Wonder no more! 

This post covers eight everyday items that cover an area of approximately 100 square feet to provide you with excellent reference points. 

So whether you’re partaking in a DIY project, like making garden beds in your homestead, or are after general information as a real estate researcher or a curious mind, let’s read on. 

Shall we?

8 Things That Cover Approximately 100 Square Feet

1. Two King-size Mattresses

King-size mattresses are popular among couples and individuals looking for extra space to accommodate kids or pets, especially cats. 

The king-size mattresses are the biggest in the market, measuring 76 inches wide and 80 inches long.

One occupies an area of 42.222222 Sq ft, meaning two and a half would take up roughly 100 square feet at 105 Sq ft.

2. Two and a Half California King Mattresses

The California king mattress is ideal for tall people as well as narrow bedrooms where it can fit better in terms of look. 

They’re the second largest after the king-size mattresses, measuring 84 inches long and 72 inches wide, meaning one covers an area of 42 square feet.

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Therefore, if you can visualize the space two and a half would cover, it would be 105 Sq ft, just a little beyond the 100 square feet mark.

3. Three Queen-size Mattresses

A queen-size mattress is the most popular in the United States market. It’s also referred to as the standard mattress since it conveniently slots into any room and can accommodate more than individual. 

They are smaller than king-size and California mattresses, measuring 60 inches wide by 80 inches long, which translates to 33.33 square feet. 

Therefore, if you can visualize the space three would take when placed close to each other, it would be the perfect reference item for 100 square feet, as it’s only one square foot shy of the mark.

4. Five Standard Twin-sized Mattresses

Twin-size mattresses are the smallest of all we’ve listed here. They’re ideal for small bedrooms for children or apartments where space is at a premium, for example, in high school or college dormitories. 

The standard twin mattresses measure 38 inches by 75 inches.

If you’re familiar with them, you need to envision the space five would cover, as it’s only one square foot shy of the 100 Sq ft mark.

5. Five Front Doors

A front door is an entryway and the first impression of a house. 

There are a few standard sizes for front doors for United States homes. That said, the most common are usually 80 inches long and 36 inches wide and cover 20 Sq ft – almost the size of a standard twin-size mattress. 

Doors of this size are found in homes, schools, and offices.

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Therefore, if you can recall the last door you went in through, picture the area five would fit for a solid idea.

6. Five Standard Dinner Tables of 8

Dinner tables are popular items of furniture found in almost every home in the United States. 

And as you already know, dinner tables come in all sizes depending on the number of the family. A rectangular dining table for eight individuals usually measures about 38 inches wide by 80 inches long (21.1111 square feet) – almost the size of a front door or a twin-sized bed. 

Therefore, if you can imagine the tops of five such dinner tables placed end to end, they’d cover only 5 square feet beyond our mark.

7. Two and a Half United States Flags

The United States flag is universally known across the country and even worldwide. 

The dimensions of the US flags vary depending on the occasion or event, with the ones used for public events, like when the president is meeting with officials from other countries, the biggest, measuring 6 feet wide and 10 feet long. 

But flags for public display, like those at the white house or raised in schools across the country, are always 5×8 feet, covering an area of 40 square feet. 

Therefore, if you can recall the official flag used in high school or college, imagine the area two and a half would cover placed end to end.

8. 3/4 of Parking Space

Parking spaces are essential for parking vehicles temporarily for a specified time. 

They can be paved or unpaved, and according to CMDA standards, a standard parking space should be 8.2 feet wide and 16.4 feet long to occupy about 134 Sq ft. 

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If you can visualize about three-quarters of such a parking space, you’d get approximately 100 square feet. 

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