User:Gottoni/User guide/Optimal bedroom size study

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This is a comprehensive study focused on building the most effective bedrooms, for mid and late game.

This page is under construction and future updates will aim in simplifying the content and make studies about jade sculptures.

Introduction

See also: Thoughts#Situation RoomStats

Bedrooms are different from other rooms. First because you need tons of them, and second since they are permanent mood buffers for your colonist you want to make them as impressive as possible. All that without wasting space and resources. So here, we present many design options for different mood buffers, to conclude which is best for each mood buffer.

To keep things in a realistic level for most scenarios we will only consider things in excellent quality. To better include the bedroom designs in your base design the layout will always be rectangular. The smallest bedroom design considered is 3x4 since is the smallest possible that does not cause 'Cramped interior'.

See also: Room stats

The room impressiveness is based on wealth, beauty, space and cleanliness. The bottleneck on bedrooms impressiveness is always space since they should always be small so you can have as many as possible. As result of that, you should not have much furniture in your colonist bedroom, even though they increase wealth and beauty it does not compensate the reduction of space.

Furniture

This room should have 177 points (unbelievably impressive), but because of the dresser and end table it has 168 points (extremely impressive). They only raise this bed comfort from 112 to 124 which does not help at all.

The furniture that you should have in your bedroom is:

A royal bed and large sculptures.

Furniture that you should not have in your bedroom includes:

Table, stool, dining chair, armchair, standing lamp, dresser, end table, shelf, heater, cooler, plant pot, small sculpture and grand sculpture.

If your bedroom is getting a better score with any of those included then it is likely that your design is wastefully large. In effective designs none of those should be inside. Of course, in most situations adding one extra piece of furniture will not reduce the impressiveness enough to lower the mood buffer gained from it. Explaining some of them:

Tables and chairs should always be outside the bedrooms to avoid 'Disturbed Sleep' by other colonists using it at night.

Dressers and end tables are good for single beds and double beds, but are wasteful for royal beds.

Instead of having a heater or a cooler, you should have a vent connecting to a temperature controlled room.

Plant pots, small sculptures and grand sculptures are all less space efficient than the large sculpture.

Power conduits also have negative beauty and should never be on the floor of a bedroom, instead make them inside the walls.

Considering rooms for colonists only. Prison cells differs slightly because they should use single beds instead of royal beds and should include tables, chairs and standing lamps.

Size and Materials

To make designs which are most flexible to all maps the basic economic designs will be based on steel. The luxurious designs will be based on gold which can be found more easily with the long-range mineral scanner. The most meaningful gold upgrade is the large sculpture, so we will also consider designs with mostly steel but a golden large sculpture.

We also show designs of marble rooms and silver rooms, the first is the most beautiful stone block, the second is a cheaper luxurious metal. Then marble rooms designs with golden large sculpture and silver rooms designs with golden large sculpture. One should keep in mind that doors and beds made out of stone blocks are undesirable, because they open slower and have less rest effectiveness, respectively.

The result of marble is similar to other stone blocks and the result of silver is similar to jade, although jade floor does not exist. The result of wood is even worse than steel. Uranium is not even considered because it is the rarest material and at the same time ugly.

More than one steel large sculpture will only benefit steel rooms on large designs. More than one golden large sculpture on steel rooms is usually beneficial. Golden large sculptures on golden rooms usually do not give any benefit. Marble and silver behaves similar to steel. Situations where having more than one sculpture increases the score will be written.

Steel Designs

Smallest steel-only room very impressive design.

Using metal tiles, steel walls and steel doors. With a steel excellent royal bed and a steel excellent large sculpture.

3x4 will give you 60 points (slightly impressive).

3x5 will give you 73 points (somewhat impressive).

3x6 will give you 86 points (very impressive).

4x4 will give you 77 points (somewhat impressive).

4x5 will give you 94 points (very impressive).

4x6 will give you 97 points (very impressive). More sculptures give 106 points (very impressive), 110 points (very impressive).

5x5 will give you 97 points (very impressive). More sculptures give 107 points (very impressive), 114 points (very impressive).

5x6 will give you 100 points (very impressive). More sculptures give 109 points (very impressive), 116 points (very impressive), 121 points (extremely impressive), 126 points (extremely impressive), 129 points (extremely impressive).

6x6 will give you 103 points (very impressive). More sculptures give 112 points (very impressive), 119 points (very impressive), 124 points (extremely impressive), 128 points (extremely impressive), 132 points (extremely impressive), 135 points (extremely impressive), 138 points (extremely impressive), 141 points (extremely impressive), 143 points (extremely impressive), 145 points (extremely impressive).

Steel Designs Summary

The best designs found for different impressiveness levels are:

Slightly impressive: 3x4.

Somewhat impressive: 3x5 or 4x4.

Very impressive: 3x6 or 4x5.

Extremely impressive: 5x6 with 4 large sculptures.

Steel Designs with Golden Sculpture

Smallest steel room with gold sculpture extremely impressive design.

Using metal tiles, steel walls and steel doors. With a steel excellent royal bed and a golden excellent large sculpture.

3x4 will give you 71 points (somewhat impressive). More sculptures give 73 points (somewhat impressive), 74 points (somewhat impressive).

3x5 will give you 84 points (somewhat impressive). More sculptures give 86 points (very impressive).

3x6 will give you 97 points (very impressive). More sculptures give 99 points (very impressive).

4x4 will give you 88 points (very impressive). More sculptures give 90 points (very impressive), 91 points (very impressive).

4x5 will give you 105 points (very impressive). More sculptures give 107 points (very impressive), 108 points (very impressive).

4x6 will give you 122 points (extremely impressive). More sculptures give 125 points (extremely impressive).

5x5 will give you 127 points (extremely impressive). More sculptures give 129 points (extremely impressive).

5x6 will give you 143 points (extremely impressive). More sculptures give 150 points (extremely impressive), 151 points (extremely impressive).

6x6 will give you 145 points (extremely impressive). More sculptures give 164 points (extremely impressive), 176 points (unbelievably impressive).

Steel Designs with Golden Sculpture Summary

The best designs found for different impressiveness levels are:

Somewhat impressive: 3x4.

Very impressive: 3x5 with 2 large sculptures or 4x4.

Extremely impressive: 4x6 or 5x5.

Unbelievably impressive: 6x6 with 3 large sculptures.

Marble Designs

Smallest marble-only room very impressive design.

Using marble tiles, marble walls and marble doors. With a marble excellent royal bed and a marble excellent large sculpture.

3x4 will give you 62 points (slightly impressive).

3x5 will give you 75 points (somewhat impressive).

3x6 will give you 88 points (very impressive).

4x4 will give you 79 points (somewhat impressive).

4x5 will give you 97 points (very impressive).

4x6 will give you 106 points (very impressive). More sculptures give 113 points (very impressive).

5x5 will give you 106 points (very impressive). More sculptures give 115 points (very impressive), 116 points (very impressive).

5x6 will give you 109 points (very impressive). More sculptures give 117 points (very impressive), 123 points (extremely impressive), 127 points (extremely impressive), 131 points (extremely impressive), 133 points (extremely impressive).

6x6 will give you 111 points (very impressive). More sculptures give 119 points (very impressive), 125 points (extremely impressive), 130 points (extremely impressive), 134 points (extremely impressive), 136 points (extremely impressive), 140 points (extremely impressive), 142 points (extremely impressive), 145 points (extremely impressive), 147 points (extremely impressive), 148 points (extremely impressive).

Marble Designs Summary

The best designs found for different impressiveness levels are:

Slightly impressive: 3x4.

Somewhat impressive: 3x5 or 4x4.

Very impressive: 3x6 or 4x5.

Extremely impressive: 5x6 with 3 large sculptures.

Marble Designs with Golden Sculpture

Smallest marble room with gold sculpture extremely impressive design.

Using marble tiles, marble walls and marble doors. With a marble excellent royal bed and a golden excellent large sculpture.

3x4 will give you 72 points (somewhat impressive). More sculptures give 74 points (somewhat impressive).

3x5 will give you 84 points (somewhat impressive). More sculptures give 86 points (very impressive), 87 points (very impressive).

3x6 will give you 97 points (very impressive). More sculptures give 99 points (very impressive).

4x4 will give you 89 points (very impressive). More sculptures give 90 points (very impressive), 91 points (very impressive).

4x5 will give you 106 points (very impressive). More sculptures give 108 points (very impressive).

4x6 will give you 123 points (extremely impressive). More sculptures give 125 points (extremely impressive).

5x5 will give you 127 points (extremely impressive). More sculptures give 129 points (extremely impressive).

5x6 will give you 145 points (extremely impressive). More sculptures give 151 points (extremely impressive), 151 points (extremely impressive).

6x6 will give you 147 points (extremely impressive). More sculptures give 165 points (extremely impressive), 177 points (unbelievably impressive).

Marble Designs with Golden Sculpture Summary

The best designs found for different impressiveness levels are:

Somewhat impressive: 3x4.

Very impressive: 3x5 with 2 large sculptures or 4x4.

Extremely impressive: 4x6 or 5x5.

Unbelievably impressive: 6x6 with 3 large sculptures.

Silver Designs

Smallest silver-only room extremely impressive design.

Using silver tiles, silver walls and silver doors. With a silver excellent royal bed and a silver excellent large sculpture.

3x4 will give you 67 points (somewhat impressive).

3x5 will give you 80 points (somewhat impressive).

3x6 will give you 94 points (very impressive).

4x4 will give you 85 points (somewhat impressive).

4x5 will give you 102 points (very impressive).

4x6 will give you 120 points (very impressive).

5x5 will give you 124 points (extremely impressive).

5x6 will give you 133 points (extremely impressive). More sculptures give 142 points (extremely impressive), 144 points (extremely impressive).

6x6 will give you 137 points (extremely impressive). More sculptures give 145 points (extremely impressive), 152 points (extremely impressive), 157 points (extremely impressive, 161 points (extremely impressive), 165 points (extremely impressive).

Silver Designs Summary

The best designs found for different impressiveness levels are:

Somewhat impressive: 3x4.

Very impressive: 3x6 or 4x5.

Extremely impressive: 5x5.

Silver Designs with Golden Sculpture

Smallest silver room with gold sculpture extremely impressive design.

Using silver tiles, silver walls and silver doors. With a silver excellent royal bed and a golden excellent large sculpture.

3x4 will give you 73 points (somewhat impressive). More sculptures give 74 points (somewhat impressive).

3x5 will give you 86 points (very impressive). More sculptures give 87 points (very impressive).

3x6 will give you 99 points (very impressive). More sculptures give 100 points (very impressive).

4x4 will give you 90 points (very impressive). More sculptures give 91 points (very impressive).

4x5 will give you 107 points (very impressive). More sculptures give 109 points (very impressive).

4x6 will give you 125 points (extremely impressive). More sculptures give 126 points (extremely impressive).

5x5 will give you 129 points (extremely impressive). More sculptures give 130 points (extremely impressive).

5x6 will give you 151 points (extremely impressive). More sculptures give 152 points (extremely impressive).

6x6 will give you 155 points (extremely impressive). More sculptures give 170 points (unbelievably impressive), 177 points (unbelievably impressive).

Silver Designs with Golden Sculpture Summary

The best designs found for different impressiveness levels are:

Somewhat impressive: 3x4.

Very impressive: 3x5 or 4x4.

Extremely impressive: 4x6 or 5x5.

Unbelievably impressive: 6x6 with 2 large sculptures.

Golden Designs

Smallest gold-only room with no sculpture extremely impressive design.

Using golden tiles, golden walls and golden doors. With a golden excellent royal bed and a golden excellent large sculpture.

3x4 will give you 78 points (somewhat impressive). Without sculptures is 77 points (somewhat impressive).

3x5 will give you 92 points (very impressive). Without sculptures is 91 points (very impressive).

3x6 will give you 105 points (very impressive). Without sculptures is 104 points (very impressive).

4x4 will give you 96 points (very impressive). Without sculptures is 95 points (very impressive).

4x5 will give you 113 points (very impressive). Without sculptures is 113 points (very impressive).

4x6 will give you 131 points (extremely impressive). Without sculptures is 131 points (extremely impressive).

5x5 will give you 135 points (extremely impressive). Without sculptures is 135 points (extremely impressive).

5x6 will give you 157 points (extremely impressive). Without sculptures is 157 points (extremely impressive).

6x6 will give you 183 points (unbelievably impressive). Without sculptures is 172 points (unbelievably impressive).

Golden Design Summary

The best designs found for different impressiveness levels are:

Somewhat impressive: 3x4 without large sculptures.

Very impressive: 3x5 without large sculptures or 4x4 without large sculptures.

Extremely impressive: 4x6 without large sculptures or 5x5 without large sculptures.

Unbelievably impressive: 6x6 without large sculptures.

Conclusions

With steel-only rooms you can reach 'very impressive' status using the 3x6 design or the 4x5 design. You can reach 'extremely impressive', but it is too large and expensive using 5x6 design with 4 large sculptures.

With steel room and golden large sculptures you can also reach 'very impressive' using the 3x5 design with 2 large sculptures or 4x4 design. You can more easily reach 'extremely impressive' with the 4x6 design or 5x5 design. You can reach 'unbelievably impressive', but it is too large and expensive using 6x6 design with 3 large sculptures.

Marble rooms creates almost the same results as steel. So it should not be used to improve impressiveness, but can still be used for other reasons, like material availability, higher resistance or immunity to fire.

Silver rooms and gold rooms really do not seem to give any meaningful advantage. Gold-only rooms has one small benefit that they do not need any sculptures so you can make them without having an artist.