Having a full understanding of just how your ceiling speaker system will work and how to get the best out of it is a great knowledge to have, particularly with a guide for ceiling speakers and a suitable room size.
You may have read in our previous article which showed this and gave a full explanation on how to decide on which ceiling speakers and where you position them.
However, we also know some of our customers just want a simple answer and an easier way to decide.
So with that, here we have some practical examples of rooms and suggested speaker sizes.
In addition we are now adding search filters relating to these to our website to help our customers select the correct ceiling speaker system.
Average UK Room Sizes
We have based our room sizes on a number of plans from high-profile UK homebuilders, including longer narrow rooms such as converted open-plan kitchen diners. Although not a definitive list, it gives a good approximation:
- 1) Example of an average UK home and room size (Redrow 2016)
- 2) Example of an average UK home and room size (Redrow 2016)
|Room||Average Size (m)|
|Lounge / Living Room||5m x 3.5m|
|Large Lounge / Living Room||5m x 5m|
|Kitchen / Dining Room||6m x 3.5m|
|Large Kitchen / Dining Room||9m x 4m|
|Standalone Dining Room||4m x 3.5m|
|Standalone Kitchen||4m x 3.5m|
|Family Room||4m x 3.5m|
|Utility Room||2m x 2m|
|Master Bedroom||4.5m x 4m|
|Other Bedrooms||3.5m x 2.5m|
|Ensuite||2.5m x 1.5m|
|Family Shared Bathroom||3m x 2.5m|
As can be seen in these average room sizes, there are a few variations. To keep it simple, we’ll focus on key rooms where most of our customers would fit ceiling speakers, these include Living Room, Kitchen Diner, Master Bedroom and Family Bathroom.
BuyCleverStuff - Room Size Guide
So here is our final guideline – and what we define through our website for sizing of rooms, and an idea of the speakers you’ll find when you filter:
|Room Size (metres)||Room Size (feet & inches)||BuyCleverStuff Size Definition||Speaker Option To Consider|
|2m x 2m||6ft 7in x 6ft 7in||Small||One pair of 2.5" speakers OR one single stereo 6" speaker|
|4m x 3.5m||13ft 1in x 11ft 6in||Medium||One pair of 5"+ speakers OR one single stereo 6" speaker|
|5m x 5m||16ft 5in x 16ft 5in||Large||One pair of 6"+ speakers OR two pairs of 5" speakers|
|8m x 4m||26ft 3in x 13ft 1in||Long / Narrow||Two pairs of 5"+ speakers OR two single stereo 6" speakers|
Although this is only a few of the options available, and some rooms will not fit within these dimensions, it is only guidance, to the best of our knowledge and advice.
We feel that these four variations will allow our customers to highlight only ceiling speaker systems which are the most appropriate for the room in question.
If your room layout is not covered (i.e. for an exceptionally unique size – hedge a guess if your room sits between sizes) or you have a multiple room audio requirement, please do not hesitate to contact us with your specific requirement.