200 square feet is the equivalent of 18.5806 square meters. That doesn’t help you visualize what 200 square feet looks like, does it?
I’ll share with you 9 examples to assist you in getting a feel for what 200 square feet is in visual terms. Believe it or not, 200 square feet is actually a lot smaller than it seems.
For many of us, the moment we stepped foot in our college dorm rooms meant we were adults. That’s also the moment when we realized just how little we knew about how the world actually works. Nobody told us how expensive it would be to feed ourselves!
Also, our immature minds told us that the 228 square feet of living space was more than enough space, but we never realized how much floorspace desks, beds, and gaming consoles took up. Hopefully, we’re all better off than we were back in college!
Garages come in all sorts of sizes. Some of the more well-off of us will have massive garages that will fit 3 full-size SUVs, as well as an assortment of garden and power tools that they bought but never use. But do you know what the average size of a garage is?
A 1-car garage will typically measure 12 × 22 feet or cover 264 square feet of land. 2-car garages are typically 18 feet wide, while 3-car garages are 32 feet. However, to figure out what 200 square feet looks like, you’ll have to imagine erasing 64 square feet from the size of a 1-vehicle garage.
5 Jacuzzi Tubs
There’s nothing more relaxing than kicking your shoes off and removing your pants before cannon-balling into a jacuzzi tub. The jets massage your sore back while you crane your neck back and relax. The only thing that would make it even better was if there were a butler to bring you cold drinks whenever you wanted.
Jacuzzi tubs come in all sorts of shapes and sizes, with one of the most common being a 78-inch square. With a total square footage of 42.25, it would take approximately 5 of them to get to 200 square feet.
If you live in a home and not an apartment, all you need to do to see what 200 square feet looks like is walk into your kitchen. On average, a kitchen will take up 161 square feet in single-story homes and 174 square feet in multi-story homes. That’s just about 1 jacuzzi short of 200 square feet.
40 Sidewalk Slabs
The next time you take a stroll down your neighborhood, pay close attention to the concrete slabs that make up the sidewalk. Those slabs will usually measure 24 × 30 inches or take up exactly 5 square feet. Just count 40 of them as you walk a leisurely pace down the block and they would have covered 200 square feet.
Also, the lines that separate concrete slabs, which are usually just one giant piece of concrete, are called contraction joints. You probably know that concrete tends to crack under the immense or frequent strain. Those lines serve as pre-cracks, which stop the concrete slab from cracking further over time.
Half an Outdoor Playground
Do you remember when McDonald’s restaurants used to have outdoor playgrounds, known as PlayPlaces? I certainly remember as it made up a tremendous part of my childhood. However, did you realize that PlayPlaces have gone the way of the dinosaurs? Nobody played on them, so nobody took care of them, so nobody played with them, ad infinitum.
Anyway, the size of a typical outdoor playground measures 20 × 20 feet. So, if you can envision splitting a playground down the middle, you’ll get exactly 200 square feet.
2 Farmers Market Booths
Despite its name, you don’t have to be a farmer to man a stall at a Farmers Market. Depending on where you live, all you really have to do is have a product you wish to sell and have it green-lighted by the judging committee. After that, you’re more than welcome to sell whatever you want.
The next time you pay your local Farmers Market a visit, pay attention to the individual booths or stalls. On average, they will measure 10 × 10 feet, so 2 sellers stationed side by side will give you an idea of what 200 square feet looks like.
11 Kiddie Pools
A kiddie pool is defined as a pool that is designed for children. Yeah, that’s not very helpful, but what might be helpful is knowing the dimensions of a kiddie pool. Intex is a popular inflatable pool brand that makes kiddie pools of all sizes, with their Kid’s Summer Sunset pool being one of their top sellers.
This kiddie pool model measures 58 inches in diameter, which would give it a total area of 2,642.08 square inches or 18.348 square feet. So, 11 Intex pools should get you pretty close to 200 square feet. Of course, the final kiddie-pool count will depend on its precise dimensions.
Backyard Swimming Pool
If you don’t have kids and/or a kiddie pool, you can use a regular-sized pool as a size reference instead. The typical dimensions of a home swimming pool start at 10 × 20 feet, which is precisely 200 square feet.
If your swimming pool measures 15 × 30 feet, you’ll need to remove one-third of the pool to get to 200 square feet. If it’s 20 × 40 feet, you’d need to split it into fourths. Or if you own an Olympic-size swimming pool (82 × 164 feet), roughly 1% of the total area would give you 200 square feet.