Over the last few months, I have started to see a pattern in questions I have been asked. How much paint will I need? How high should I hang my chandelier?  What height should I hang my coat hooks? Well as much as I love to answer your questions, I have made a list of all of these questions plus more. This is your new guide that has all the numbers you’ll need.

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Paint Coverage
One gallon of paint will cover about 400 square feet of wall.

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Carpet
If you are covering your wood floors with one area rug, leave 12″-18″ clear all around to the wall.  In smaller rooms, 7″-12″ will work.

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Light Fixtures
I came across this amazing concept on how to find the right size for your overhead light fixture. All you have to do is add the length and width of the room in feet, and whatever number you come up with is, in inches, your guide for the fixture diameter. So for example a  18′ x 24′ room would need a 42″ wide chandelier.

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Curtain Height

Make your ceiling feel higher by mount curtains as high as possible. However, let them break 1½ inches on the floor.

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Window Treatment Width

make your window feel larger by making the window treatments 2½ to 3 times the width of the window. Example:  if you are doing a two panel look, each should be 1¼ to 1½ times the window width. To make this all work, make sure you buy a rod that is  20 inches wider than your window allowing it to extend 10″ on either side, making your windows appear far larger than it really it.

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Dining Room Table
A 36-inch-wide rectangular table is perfect for conversation as everyone can see one another. If you are looking at a  round table with a diameter of 48 inches, it will seat six. A 60-inch round will handle eight standard dining chairs.

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Do not hide the faces of your guests, the bottom of a dining-room chandelier should hang 36 inches above the table.

 

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Headboard
Use a 47″ tall headboard if you do not want much headboard to show above your pillows. However, if you do like the style of your headboard and want to show it off,  52″ will work great.

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Kitchen Island
If you are lucky to have the space in your kitchen, an island is always a great way to add in more surface space. One quick trick, make the height of your counter 38″, 2″ higher than the other counter. I say this because it will be a better space for prepping your meals.

 

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I always love to help people with their questions, if you can think of any other questions please comment below. I would love to add to my list of questions!!

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