How to Measure Your Kitchen
- Measure 36” up from the floor and make a mark. Then measure your wall from one side to the other at 36” height.
- Take note of any windows or door openings. Measure from the corner to the opening.
- Measure across any window or door openings from the edge of the trim to other.
- Measure from the edge of the trim to the corner of the far wall.
- Add measurements from steps 2 through 4 and compare to the measurement in step 1.
- Mark the location of all water, gas and drain lines, as well as all electrical outlets and switches on the provided drawing.
- Measure from one corner to another at the height of the top of the window. Compare this measurement to step 1. These measurements should match.
- Repeat for all walls where cabinetry is needed.
- Take note of any windows. Measure from the floor up to the bottom of the windowsill.
- Pick up where you left off and measure from there to the top of the window.
- Then measure from the top of the window to the ceiling.
- Measure from the floor all the way up to the ceiling.
- Add the measurements from steps 1 through 3 together and compare to the measurement from step 4. These measurements should match.
Other Notes for Your Drawing:
- Mark desired locations of your appliances in the drawing.
- Mark the location of all natural gas lines, 220-volt outlets, telephone outlets and cable outlets.
- Mark any other features of your kitchen that we should be aware of such as window seats, built-ins, pipes, etc.