How Do I Measure?
Whether custom designing your dream kitchen from scratch or remodeling an existing one, the best-laid plans start with proper measurements. Here are some great tips for accurate measuring and space planning. Use these measuring guidelines in order to get a more accurate design.
- Begin by measuring the room wall-to-wall. (You will be recording all measurements in INCHES.
(Example 110″, not 9′ 2″).
- Make a rough drawing of the shape of the room. Represent each wall, door, window and any protrusions or recessed areas. This plan does NOT need to be ‘to scale’. Print out a grid, or do it free hand. Only accuracy counts, not talent!
- Measure each wall section and record on the drawing. (A wall section is from one corner to a door way or window.) Measure each window and door and record.
NOTE: windows and doors are measured from outside edge to outside edge of casing or trim.
- Add up all dimensions on each wall and verify that the total is equal to the total wall dimension listed on the chart. (If not, re-measure!) 5. Locate the centerline of the sink, by measuring from one corner of the wall. Record this dimension on your rough drawing.
On a separate grid, take horizontal measurements of where the cabinets will be installed. See example below:
A. Measure entire wall from left to right.
B. Measure from ceiling to floor. (Please indicate if you have soffits)
C & D. Measure horizontal wall spaces between doors, windows, wall openings, etc.
E & F. Measure vertical wall spaces above & below windows, above doors. G. Measure from one corner of the wall to center of sink drain and water lines.
When finished email Creative Kitchens & Baths Plus,Inc. all of the information at Creativekitchensplus@verizon.net for a complete design of your kitchen.