The average height of a floor, excluding foundations, ranges from 8 to 9 feet, and then you have to account for the in-between ceiling joists and 2nd floor joists, which can vary but may come in around 10 inches in depth, and the second floor, 8 to 9 feet plus the ceiling (10 inches), and the top floor, 8 to 9 feet plus the ceiling (10 inches), and then depending on the type of joists, the walls might be another 6 inches or so. So, putting it all together, you're looking at an average house size of about 110 by 80 feet.
But actual house sizes will vary greatly, depending on what kind of house you want, where you place its windows and doors, etc. A lot also depends on how high you choose to build your floors, ceilings and walls. In fact, there are many different types of houses on earth, ranging from tiny apartments to large castles, and the differences between them depend mainly on two things: how many rooms do you need and how much money do you want to spend? For example, if you need more space than one floor offers, then you should look into multi-floor buildings. These can be apartment complexes, condos or houses built over several stories with separate entrances, parking spaces and bills, but they share common areas like kitchens and bathrooms.
On the other hand, if you have a small budget but still want to live in a big house, then consider spending some of your dollars on a house with more than one story.
A storey or level is typically 10ft or 3m long, with an interior ceiling height of 8ft and a 2ft space for infrastructure above or below the room. This 8ft ceiling height is based on the average height of 240cm in the UK; the lowest utilized is 210cm, and the maximum is 260cm. A house with this type of layout can have from 1 to 4 floors depending on how high you want to go.
The average height of a terraced house in the UK is 12 feet (3.6 meters), with four rooms per floor and a cellar underneath. It's likely that you've seen these houses before — they're all over the country. You know what I mean when I say "terraced"? It means that each floor has a set of stairs going up it, and at the top of the stairs there are more steps leading up to the next floor. These stairs are usually made of wood, and there might be a landing where the steps meet if the house has more than three floors.
Terraces were originally built as working-class housing. They're cheap to build and easy to heat because there are no walls between the rooms. Also, since they're not attached to anything, they're very flexible — you can change the use of your house by moving some furniture around or even putting a roof over them if needed.
Ceiling heights in Victorian periods averaged 13 feet, based on English city homes, but were reduced to eight feet with the introduction of mass housing constructions following World War II. The average size of American houses was 36 feet by 16 feet.
The average height of English townhouses was about 12 feet, while country houses could be 20-24 feet high. In America, the average size of houses increased over time and reached about 100 square feet per person at its peak in the 1940s.
In Victorian times, most houses had stone or brick walls with wood framing and floors covered in carpet or boards. There were no windows in doors; instead, there were small openings called "glazed panels". These were either made of glass or wood. Sometimes only one side of a house was glazed - this would be the side that faced the street. People went inside to escape the heat or cold of the season or the rain. They also used rooms for other purposes such as eating meals or entertaining guests.
Houses in ancient Greece and Rome were built with mud bricks or stone blocks with wooden frames. Ceilings were very low (about 4 feet) and houses had many open spaces for air flow. Windows did not exist yet vessels containing hot liquids were brought to their doors for drinking.