Tips For Measuring
Follow our simple steps below and you can create a sketch of your
floor plan with all the information needed for us to begin a kitchen
design for you.
Tip: If you have access to graph
paper, drawing your floor plan to scale makes everything much easier
to read and understand. If you donít, donít worry; just make sure all
measurements are correct.
Follow These Steps:
Draw a rough sketch of your kitchen.
Measure every wall, beginning at the left corner,
to the far right corner. Write down the total measurement in inches.
Go back and measure from the left corner to the
edge of any opening, such as a window or door.
Measure across the opening from outside edge of
trim to outside edge of trim.
Measure from that trim edge to the far wall. Go
back and total the measurements from steps 3 and 4. They should
equal the measurement in step 2.
Mark on your sketch, the exact location of the
sink, water & gas lines, wall switch & receptacles, and any other
obstructions in the room. Be sure to measure to the center of these
and not the edge.
Measure from the floor to the bottom of your
windows & mark it down.
Then measure from the bottom of the window to the
top of the window. Always from outside edge of trim.
Measure from the top of the window to the ceiling
& mark it down.
Measure from the floor to the ceiling. Total the
measurements from steps 7, 8, and 9. They should equal this
If you havenít already, measure the width of any
doors, from outside of trim to outside of trim.
Indicate on your sketch how each door swings.
(Into or out of the room and which side the hinge is on).
Measure all other walls in kitchen following
steps 2 through 12. Measure all walls even if you do not plan to put
cabinets on them. (This is important for us to present you with a
Measure all appliances including stove,
refrigerator (including height), microwave, dishwasher & sink.
Double check your work. These measurements must
be 100% correct for your new cabinetry to fit correctly.
Use the Drawing below as a guideline.