Taking and recording accurate measurements is extremely important for the success of your entire project. This is all the information needed for us to begin the design of your new kitchen.
Left is a basic illustration of the steps you need to take in order to get an accurate measurment of the space you have available for your new kitchen cabinets.
1. Make a rough drawing of the shape of the room. Represent each wall, door, window and any protrusions or recessed areas.
2. Measure each wall section and record on the drawing. (A wall section is from one corner to a door way or window.)
3. Measure each door and record; don’t forget Indicate on your sketch how each door swings. (In to or out of the room & which side the hinge is on).
NOTE: windows and doors are measured from outside edge to outside edge of casing or trim.
4. Measure from the floor to the bottom of your windows & mark it down
5. Measure each window; don’t forget windows are measured from outside edge to outside edge of casing or trim.
6. Then measure from the bottom of the window to the top of the window.
7. Measure from the top of the window to the ceiling & mark it down.
8. Measure from the floor to the ceiling. Total the measurement from 4+6+7 they should equal this measurement.
9. Mark the locations of where the appliances will go, be sure to record the dimensions of each appliance. Start by measuring the Width, Height, and Depth. If you are putting in new appliances, try to have the Width, Height, and Depth, of any new stoves, dishwashers, and refrigerators ready at the time of design. Be sure to include new services such as a water line for an icemaker, or under cabinet outlets for water filters, wine keepers, or garbage disposal
10. Mark on your sketch, the exact location of the sink, water & gas lines, wall switch & receptacles, & any other obstructions in the room. Be sure to measure to the center of these & not the edge. Double check your work. These measurements must be correct for your new cabinetry to fit correctly.
11. Measure all other walls in kitchen following steps 3 through 9. Measure all walls even if you do not plan to put cabinets on them. (This is important for us to present you with a proper design).
12. 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!)
13. If you are a builder, pass us your blueprint.