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Marcus Hiles - of Western Rim Educates Home Seekers on Advantages of Cubic Footage Measurement


Dallas’ leading real estate authority, Marcus Hiles trusts that understanding a property’s cubic footage before making a rental or purchasing decision is crucial in terms of the efficiency of housing arrangements. Cubic footage is generally calculated as the total of a room’s length times width times height. “Ceiling height creates ambience in a living space,” notes the CEO of Western Rim Property Services. His high-end apartment homes feature ten-foot ceilings, creating the right balance of spaciousness and comfort.

Architectural features like built-in ledges serve to showcase plants and display family heirlooms. Taller pieces of furniture and artwork placed higher on walls create visual interest, as do taller lamps, floral arrangements, and other decorative touches. Ten-foot ceilings also add to a room’s comfort level when entertaining friends and family members. Marcus Hiles says that 10-foot ceilings deliver the best of both worlds from an acoustical standpoint, avoiding the cacophony of a room with less cubic footage and the echo chamber created by a space with vaulted ceilings. Similarly, the room height in Marcus Hiles’ Dallas properties helps regulate temperatures. Rooms with less volume are inclined to be stuffy during both summer and winter. Because heat rises, those with 18-foot ceilings typically use exponentially more energy to cool and heat the space. In contrast, apartments with 10-foot ceilings have greater energy efficiency and have space to incorporate ceiling fans.

Marcus Hiles has spent the past decade bringing his vision of luxury living to fruition. With more than 15,000 apartments and townhomes under his company’s management, Hiles is the premiere developer of upscale rental properties in the Lone Star State and a dedicated philanthropist, giving generously to programs that assist disadvantaged women and children.

About Western Rim Property Services:

Western Rim Property Services, Inc. develops, owns, and manages apartment homes in Dallas/Fort Worth, Austin, New Braunfels, San Antonio, and Houston, Texas. Known to offer a contemporary, high quality and luxurious lifestyle to its residents, the firm’s mission is simple: build the highest quality homes in the very best locations, maximizing views with signature amenities, in superior school districts. This assures a rapid lease-up and excellent customer acceptance.

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