How To Measure Your Kitchen In 4 Steps
Grab a piece of graph paper (which makes it easier than plain paper) and sketch out the basic shapes of your kitchen looking from the top down. This does not have to be a work of art, but just a clear, easy to read drawing of your space. Make sure your measurements are accurate, because you don't need to draw this to scale. You may also need an extra hand in holding the measuring tape for longer measurements. Come and talk to us if you need any help with this.
- MEASURE - Start off with measuring the total room, wall-to-wall and corner to corner. Make sure to record all your measurements in inches.
- DRAW - Next draw in where the doors and windows are. Measure from the wall corner to the outer edge of the opening. (If there is casing around it, only measure to the outside edge of the casing) Then measure the opening. Measure from outer edge of the opening to the wall. Make sure they all add up to your total wall number. Also measure how far up and down the wall they are using the same method.
- OBSTRUCTIONS - Make notes where your outlets and light switches are. Also make note if you have obstructions like a bulkhead and the ceiling height.
- FINISHING TOUCHES - All appliances need to marked down as well. Measure the height, width, and depth is helpful too. (Including: Fridge, Stove, Dishwasher)
You may also choose to draw a front view using the same process. We will design your kitchen using 20/20 Design software and will be able to show you what your new kitchen will look like as well as give you pricing.
Things to Consider
When you start to check out prices for your kitchen:
- quote prices all start at what is called a base cost
- depending on the material you pick and the hardware you choose it can change the price