When looking for samples of 4 bedrooms house designs in Kenya, people tend to have different concerns. Some are more concerned with the area the design will occupy while others think of how long the design will take to build. In this article, we are looking into frequently asked questions relating to 4 bedroom house designs in Kenya.

We have identified 11 areas of concern which attract a lot of questions from those looking for four bedroom house plans. These include;

- Area
- Time
- Design
- Cost
- Cement
- Blocks
- Roofing sheets
- Size
- Tiling
- Gypsum
- Bathrooms

## 1. Area.

**How many square feet is a 4 bedroom bungalow?**

On average, a 4 bedroom house usually bungalow size is 2000 square feet or about 185 square metres. Depending on individual tastes and preferences, this can increase or reduce.

**How many square meters is a 4 bedroom house in Kenya?**

In square metres, a 4 bedroom house in Kenya will average 185 m2. This can be 12m by 15 m plus 5 square metres covered by the front and back veranda. Most 4 bedroom bungalow house plans don’t deviate a lot from this measurement.

**How many square meters is a 4 bedroom house in rural Kenya?**

A 4 bedroom house in rural Kenya tends to be larger compared with one in an urban setting where land is an issue. Usually, a 4 bedroom house in rural Kenya will average 260 square metres, approximately 18 metres by 14 metres.

**How many square meters is a 3 bedroom house in Kenya?**

For a 3 bedroom house in Kenya, the square metre is usually 120 square metres. This can increase or decrease with several factors in place.

## Time

**How long does it take to build a 4 bedroom house?**

It usually takes 6 months to complete building a 4 bedroom house. This takes into account factors which could bring delay including challenge with labourers, poor road network, challenge with the supply of materials, and rain, among other factors. However, a four bedroom bungalow can even take 4 months to complete provided materials and finances are availed on time.

**How long does it take to build a house in rural Kenya?**

The area, style and size of the house will influence the timeline but generally, it takes 10-16 weeks to complete the construction work.

**How long does it take to build a 4 bedroom bungalow?**

It takes 12-16 weeks to complete a bungalow house unless it’s a big and more engaging design.

**How long does it take to build a 3 bedroom bungalow?**

It usually takes 10-14 weeks to complete a 3 bedroom bungalow design. However, depending on the size and materials involved, the time can be longer or shorter. A client should consult with a contractor to get a good estimate.

## Design

**How do I design my house plan or how do I design my own house plan?**

The best way to design your house plan is to list all the features you want in your house, possible arrangements and if possible identify a picture which I closer to what you would want then contact a design and build company or an architect.

**How do you draw a house plan for beginners?**

To draw your house plan, you need to choose your area, know your dimensions, start your sketch using a pencil, draw to scale and make features with the correct short hands. If you can do this, simply list what you want and look for a designer or architect.

**How to design a building step by step?**

Building a house take several processes but it all begins with preliminary research. You research the type of house you want to build. Then you hire a designer or an architect to draw the house plan for your house. This is followed by a comprehensive site analysis, concept proposal and design contract. This is followed by the Development of the Building Concept, Building Design Development and Create the Final Design.

**Cost**

**How much does a 4 bedroom house cost in Kenya?**

On average, a 4 bedroom house for sale in Kenya is Kshs.22, 000, 000. The average cost of building a 4 bedroom house in Kenya using the unit square metre rate for 2022 which ranges from Kshs.34,650-77,500 with an average area of 200 square metres is Kshs.6,930,000 to Kshs.15,500,000. For email contact us.

**How much does a 4 bedroom house cost to build in Kenya?**

On average, a 4 bedroom house for sale in Kenya is Kshs.22, 000, 000. The average cost of building a 4 bedroom house in Kenya using the unit square metre rate for 2022 which ranges from Kshs.34,650-77,500 with an average area of 200 square metres is Kshs.6,930,000 to Kshs.15,500,000. For email contact us.

**How much does a 5-bedroom bungalow cost in Kenya?**

On average, a 5 bedroom house for sale in Kenya is Kshs.28, 000, 000. The average cost of building a 5 bedroom house in Kenya using the unit square metre rate for 2022 which ranges from Kshs.34,650-77,500 with an average area of 280 square metres is Kshs.9,702,000 to Kshs.21,700,000. For email contact us.

**How much does it cost to build a 4 bedroom bungalow in Kenya?**

On average, a 4 bedroom bungalow houses for sale in Kenya is Kshs.12, 000, 000. The average cost of building a 4 bedroom bungalow house in Kenya using the unit square metre rate for 2022 which ranges from Kshs.34,650-77,500 with an average area of 200 square metres is Kshs.6,930,000 to Kshs.15,500,000. For email contact us.

**How much does it cost to build a 4 floor apartment in Kenya?**

The average cost of building a 4-floor house in Kenya using the unit square metre rate for 2022 which ranges from Kshs.34,650-77,500 with an average area of one bedroom unit being 70 square metres is Kshs.2,425,000 to Kshs.5,425,000. An average cost of a 2 bedroom unit in an apartment given the average size of 84 square metres is from Kshs.2, 910, 000 to Kshs.6, 510, 000. Therefore the cost to build a 4 floor apartment in Kenya assuming 12 units of 1 bedroom ranges from Kshs.29,100,000 to Kshs.65,100,000. For email contact us.

**How much does it cost to build a house in Kenya per square meter?**

The cost to build a house in Kenya per square metre rate for 2022 ranges from Kshs.34, 650 to Kshs.77, 500. For email contact us.

**How much does it cost to build per square meter in Kenya?**

The cost to build a house in Kenya per square metre rate for 2022 ranges from Kshs.34, 650 to Kshs.77, 500. For email contact us.

**How much does it take to build a 4 bedroom house in Kenya?**

On average, a 4 bedroom houses for sale in Kenya is Kshs.22, 000, 000. The average cost of building a 4 bedroom house in Kenya using the unit square metre rate for 2022 which ranges from Kshs.34,650-77,500 with an average area of 200 square metres is Kshs.6,930,000 to Kshs.15,500,000. For email contact us.

**How much would it cost to build a 4 bedroom house in Kenya?**

On average, a 4 bedroom houses for sale in Kenya is Kshs.22, 000, 000. The average cost of building a 4 bedroom house in Kenya using the unit square metre rate for 2022 which ranges from Kshs.34,650-77,500 with an average area of 200 square metres is Kshs.6,930,000 to Kshs.15,500,000. For email contact us.

**How much is 4 bedroom house in Kenya?**

On average, a 4 bedroom houses for sale in Kenya is Kshs.22, 000, 000. The average cost of building a 4 bedroom house in Kenya using the unit square metre rate for 2022 which ranges from Kshs.34,650-77,500 with an average area of 200 square metres is Kshs.6,930,000 to Kshs.15,500,000. For email contact us.

**How long does it take to build a 4 bedroom bungalow?**

On average, a 4 bedroom bungalow houses for sale in Kenya is Kshs.12, 000, 000. The average cost of building a 4 bedroom bungalow house in Kenya using the unit square metre rate for 2022 which ranges from Kshs.34,650-77,500 with an average area of 200 square metres is Kshs.6,930,000 to Kshs.15,500,000. For email contact us.

**How long does it take to build a 4 bedroom maisonette in Kenya?**

On average, a 4 bedroom maisonette houses for sale in Kenya is Kshs.22, 000, 000. The average cost of building a 4 bedroom maisonette house in Kenya using the unit square metre rate for 2022 which ranges from Kshs.45,000-77,500 with an average area of 200 square metres is Kshs.9, 000,000 to Kshs.15,500,000. For email contact us.

**Cement**

**How do you calculate bags of cement for plastering?**

To calculate the number of bags of cement for plastering, you need to use

The required volume of Cement= 1/4×1.55 (bulkage & wastage) x mortar.

To understand better, you need to know some common plastering mortar thickness mix ratios.

For the external wall, the thickness should be 20mm using a ratio of 1:6.

For the Internal wall, the thickness should be 15mm with a ratio of 1:4.

For the ceiling, the thickness should be 12mm with a ratio of 1:3.

Suppose you want to calculate plastering material quantity for a 10mx15m ceiling.

The required plastering area is 10×15=150 square metres.

For ceiling plastering which requires a thickness of 12mm with a ratio of 1:3, the ratio will be one bag for 3 wheelbarrows of sand. For email contact us.

**How do you calculate cement bags for house construction?**

This depends on the size of the house. For example, a 3 bedroom house of 120 square metres is roughly 500 bags. This will cover the bags of cement for the foundation to slab, walling to ring beam, ring beam and wall plate and plastering work inside out and flooring as well as final touches outside. The higher the square metres, the more bags of cement you will use. For email contact us.

**How many bags of cement can build 4 bedroom bungalow?**

This number of bags of cement to build a 4 bedroom bungalow will depend on the size of the house, materials and height of the walls. For example, a 4 bedroom bungalow house of 180 square metres is roughly 800 bags. This will cover the bags of cement for the foundation to slab, walling to ring beam, ring beam and wall plate and plastering work inside out and flooring as well as final touches outside. The higher the square metres, the more bags of cement you will use. For email contact us.

**How many bags of cement can build a bungalow?**

This number of bags of cement to build a bungalow will depend on the size of the house, materials and height of the walls. For example, a 2 bedroom bungalow house of 80 square metres is roughly 350 bags. This will cover the bags of cement for the foundation to slab, walling to ring beam, ring beam and wall plate and plastering work inside out and flooring as well as final touches outside. The higher the square metres, the more bags of cement you will use. For email contact us.

**How many bags of cement do I need for the foundation?**

How many bags of cement do I need for the foundation?

Usually, a cubic metre requires 300kg of cement. Therefore a cubic metre will require 6 bags of cement. For a slab of 100 sq metres, you convert 100sq metres to cubic metres by multiplying with 0.1, you get 10 cubic metres.

So 10 m3 will require 6 bags x10=60 bags of cement.

**How many bags of cement do I need to build a bungalow?**

This number of bags of cement to build a bungalow will depend on the size of the house, materials and height of the walls. For example, a 2 bedroom bungalow house of 80 square metres is roughly 350 bags. This will cover the bags of cement for the foundation to slab, walling to ring beam, ring beam and wall plate and plastering work inside out and flooring as well as final touches outside. The higher the square metres, the more bags of cement you will use. For email contact us.

This number of bags of cement to build a 4 bedroom bungalow will depend on the size of the house, materials and height of the walls. For example, a 4 bedroom bungalow house of 180 square metres is roughly 800 bags. This will cover the bags of cement for the foundation to slab, walling to ring beam, ring beam and wall plate and plastering work inside out and flooring as well as final touches outside. The higher the square metres, the more bags of cement you will use. For email contact us.

**How many bags of cement needed to build a four bedroom house?**

This number of bags of cement to build a 4 bedroom bungalow will depend on the size of the house, materials and height of the walls. For example, a 4 bedroom bungalow house of 180 square metres is roughly 800 bags. This will cover the bags of cement for the foundation to slab, walling to ring beam, ring beam and wall plate and plastering work inside out and flooring as well as final touches outside. The higher the square metres, the more bags of cement you will use. For email contact us.

**How much cement is needed for plastering?**

The Thumb Rule for cement bags for external plastering is 0.170 cement bags/ sq ft plastering, the number of cement bags for internal plastering is 0.008 cement bags/ sq ft plastering and the cement bags for ceiling plastering is 0.005 cement bags/ sq ft plastering. So a house with a total external wall of 600 square ft, the number of bags for the external wall will be 102 bags of cement. For email contact us.

**Blocks**

**How many blocks can 1 bag of cement lay?**

1 bag of cement usually lay 50 pieces of hollow 9 inches block. This will usually cover 5 sq metres of a wall. Therefore, suppose the total area of your wall is 210 square metres, you will require a total of (50/5*210) 2100 blocks and a total of 42 bags of cement for the wall before making provision for doors and windows. For email contact us.

**How many blocks can be built for 5 bedrooms?**

A usual size of a 5 bedroom house is 232 sq metres 464 sq metres. For every square metre, you need 10 pieces of blocks. Therefore for 5 bedrooms of 464 sq metres, you will need a total of 4,640 blocks. For email contact us.

**How many blocks can build a 3 bedroom bungalow?**

Usually, a 3 bedroom bungalow covers 180 sq metres. For every sq metre, you need 10 blocks. Therefore, for a 3 bedroom bungalow of 180 sq metres, you will need 1800 blocks. For email contact us.

**How many blocks can complete 4 bedroom flat?**

A square metre requires 10 blocks of 6*9 sizes. A complete 4 bedroom flat average size is 200 square metres. Therefore, the number of blocks required to complete a 4 bedroom flat is 2000 blocks. For email contact us.

**How many blocks do you need to build a 4 bedroom bungalow in Kenya**

A square metre requires 10 blocks of 6*9 sizes.

A complete 4 bedroom bungalow average size is 200 square metres. Therefore, the number of blocks required to complete a 4 bedroom bungalow is 2000 blocks. For email contact us.

**Roofing sheets**

**How many iron sheets are for 3 bedroom house in Kenya?**

You will need 60 to 80 iron sheets of 3 metres each to roof a 3-bedroom house in Kenya depending on the type of iron sheets and design of your roofing. For email contact us.

**How many iron sheets are for 4 bedroom house in Kenya?**

You will need 80 to 100 iron sheets of 3 metres each to roof a 4-bedroom house in Kenya depending on the type of iron sheets and design of your roofing. For email contact us.

**How do you calculate the number of roofing sheets?**

To calculate the number of roofing sheets, you need to calculate the area of the roof and divide it by 0.76. The area of the roof is equivalent to its length multiplied by its height time two. For example, suppose a roof length is 10 metres with a height of 6 metres, the number of roofing sheets will be 10x6x2/0.76= 186 sheets. For email contact us

For planning purposes, you need to add 10% waste to get the actual number of roofing sheets to buy. For email contact us.

**Size**

**What is a bungalow house plan?**

A bungalow house plan usually consists of a single story with a small loft and a porch. These home plans have evolved over the years to share a common design with craftsman, cottage and rustic-style homes. For email contact us

**What is a good size for a bungalow?**

A good size for a bungalow house is usually between 1,000 and 2,000 square feet or 92 sq metres to 185 sq metres. Bungalows are a great option for young families looking for a starter home or retirees hoping to downsize to a home without stairs, or single homeowners who want the single-family home lifestyle without managing a huge property. For email contact us

**What is the average size of a 4-person house?**

Does this question sometimes take the format of *What is the average square footage of a 4-person house*? The average size of a 4-person house to live comfortably is around 2400 square feet. It is widely believed that each person in a home requires 200-400 square feet of living space. This translates to 223 square metres. For email contact us.

**What is the best layout for a bungalow?**

A bungalow is a small cottage-type home, usually built as a one-story dwelling without stairs. Bungalows typically feature sloped roofs, open floor plans, large front windows, and broad front porches. Depending on the style, bungalows can feature more than one story. For email contact us

**What is the cheapest house design to build?**

The cheapest house design to build is a ranch home. A home with a simple and concise layout is the cheapest type of house to build. Ranch homes are typically single-story structures with attached garages. They’re easy to find construction plans for and highly customizable, so you can find a home that fits your needs and budget. For email contact us.

**What makes a house a bungalow style?**

A bungalow is a style of house that has a single story and is typically small in size. A bungalow may have a second half-story or partial story, constructed into the sloped roof. For email contact us.

**Tiling**

**How many tiles are for a 4 bedroom house?**

A 4 bedroom house will require roughly 74 boxes of 40cm by 40 cm tiles, a box having 12 pieces. Usually, a 4 bedroom consist of a living room or lounge, dining, kitchen, common use bathroom and 4 bedrooms; two of the bedrooms being ensuite.

Alternatively, you can calculate the number of tiles by using the formula 1 box of 40cm by 40 cm covers 1.28 sq metres. Therefore, you can calculate the number of boxes by multiplying 1.28x the size of the house in square metres. For email contact us

**How can I calculate how many tiles I need?**

To calculate the number of tiles you need, you should first know the size of your house in square metres. On average, a box of 40cm by 40 cm tiles covers 1.92 square metres. Therefore if you purpose to use 40cm by 40cm tiles, you divide the total area of the floor by 1.92 square metres.

For example, if your floor area is 200 square metres, you will require 105 boxes of 40cmby40cm tiles. For email contact us.

**How many 40×40 tiles are in a carton in Kenya?**

A box of 40cm by 40 cm carries 12 pieces of tiles while a box 60cm by 60cm carries 4 tiles. For email contact us.

**How many boxes of tiles do I need for a room?**

Just divide the area of the room by the area covered by one box of tiles. A box of 20cm by 30cm tiles covers 1.5 square metres while a 25cm by 40cm box also covers 1.5 square metres. A box of 30cm by 30cm tiles covers 1.53 square metres. A box of 40cm by 40cm tiles covers 1.92 square metres and a box of 60cm by 60cm tiles covers 1.44 square metres. For email contact us.

**What is the area of 1 box of tiles?**

A box of 20cm by 30cm tiles covers 1.5 square metres while a 25cm by 40cm box also covers 1.5 square metres. A box of 30cm by 30cm tiles covers 1.53 square metres. A box of 40cm by 40cm tiles covers 1.92 square metres and a box of 60cm by 60cm tiles covers 1.44 square metres. For email contact us.

**Gypsum**

**How much does the gypsum board cost?**

On average, the Gyproc gypsum board is 12mm Ksh 1900 in Kenya while the Knauf gypsum board is 9.5mm Ksh 1250 and the Knauf gypsum board is 12.5mm Ksh 1600. These prices change from time to time. For email contact us.

**What is the price of gypsum per square meter?**

The price of gypsum per square metre in Kenya ranges from Kshs.2,000 to Kshs3,500 depending on each particular design. For email contact us.

**Is gypsum ceiling costly?**

Gypsum is fairly costly compared to normal ceiling board that goes for between Kshs.600 to Kshs900 compared to gypsum which ranges between Kshs.2, 000 to Kshs.3, 500 per square metre. For email contact us.

**Bathrooms**

**How many bathrooms do you need for 4 bedrooms?**

The general rule or norm is that a 3 bedrooms house should have 2 bathrooms. So a 4 bedrooms house should have 3 bathrooms. A master bedroom will always have its own bathroom then a common or visitors’ bathroom for a three-bedroom house. For a 4 bedroom house, two bedrooms can each have a bathroom plus a common or visitors bathroom. For email contact us

**How many bedrooms are in a 2000-square-foot house?**

A 2000 square feet space is adequate for a 4 to 5 bedrooms house with a lounge, dining, kitchen with a pantry and 3 to 4 bedrooms. For email contact us.

**How many bathrooms do I need for a 5 bedroom?**

A basic 5 bedroom house may have two to three bathrooms. If you are on the luxury end, you’ll see floor plans that include a bathroom for every bedroom, plus an additional powder room – in other words, home plans with five and a half bathrooms or more. The higher the number of bathrooms, the more you will spend on sanitary installation and wiring hence more costly. For email contact us.

**How many bedrooms should a family of 4 have?**

A family of 4 can fit in a three to four bedrooms house. If two can share a bedroom, then a three bedrooms house will be fine otherwise for those not sharing, a four bedrooms house is ideal. It’s advisory that you should consider having an extra bedroom for kids or visitors. For email contact us.