It’s common for renters to go online and peruse floor plans when considering a certain community, but the dimensions of a room are often inadvertently misleading. Marcus Hiles, Dallas real estate developer and CEO of Western Rim Property Services, notes that determining a property’s cubic footage – length times width times height of each room – provides a more accurate picture of the townhome or apartment’s potential to deliver tenant satisfaction. “Ceiling height creates ambience in a living space,” Hiles notes. Total cubic footage of a 10-foot by 12-foot room eight foot ceilings measures 120 square feet and 960 cubic feet. If the ceiling is raised to ten feet, the room volume increases to 1,200 cubic feet. “The standard eight feet can make residents feel boxed in, while 18-foot rooms tend to be cold and cavernous,” points out Hiles. His luxurious apartments and townhomes feature ten-foot ceilings, which create the right balance of spaciousness and comfort.