How To Measure Your Kitchen
Important: Please don’t include anything in your measurements that will be removed from your kitchen. Like old cabinetry, sinks, or dining room furniture.
Please make all measurements in millimetres. If your wall is 3.5 metres please write “3500mm” on the project layout.
Step 1: Draw a rough sketch of your kitchen walls. Use the Symbols provided in the project Measurement Layout. For a pass-thru with a door, draw the doorway according to which way the door swings.
Step 2: Draw in any obstructions such as Pipes, Plumbing, Electrical, or Appliances that will not be moved. If you are able to move these items, please draw them into your measurement where you would like them placed. (Example moving a sink under the window, or an oven to the opposite wall.)
Step 3: Start at the top left corner of your drawing and measure to the first window, door, or wall. Continue clockwise around the room until each wall, window, and door has been measured.
Important: Be sure to include the trim around doors and windows because this is considered part of the door or window.
Step 4: Measure the Ceiling height and write it in the center of your drawing. It is not uncommon to find different ceiling heights throughout the room. It would be wise to take a few different ceiling measurements.
Step 5: Measure from the floor to the bottom of each window. Also measure the overall window height.
Step 6: Start at the top left hand corner of your drawing, label the windows “Window #1”, “Window #2”, etc Clockwise around your drawing. Start at the top left hand corner again and label your Doors, “Door #1”, “Door #2”, etc. clockwise around your drawing.
Next to each wall, write the names of adjacent rooms. (IE “Living Room” or “Garage”) If the wall is an outside wall write “Exterior Wall”.
Step 7: Measure any obstructions such as sinks, plumbing, electric, appliances that are either going to be included in the design of your project or that cannot be moved from your old layout. Measure the distance from the closest wall to the edge of the obstruction. Be sure to include Height, Width, and Depth of any appliance that will be installed.
Finally be sure to double check all of your measurements for an exact detail of your project.