How to Measure Your Kitchen
Whether designing your dream kitchen or altering an existing one, the best plans begin with measuring properly. Here are some great tips for accurate measuring and planning your space.
Kitchen Measuring Tips to Know Before You Go
- Ensure accuracy. You’ll need: a tape measure, a straight edge and graph paper.
- Measure clockwise. Measure and record the overall length of each wall, working to your right around the room.
- Get the width and height. Take horizontal measurements of walls at 36-inch height. Record vertical measurements; floor to windowsill, from windowsill to top of window, from top of window to ceiling, then from floor to ceiling.
- Find the center. Mark the centerline of all permanent features in your measurements and design. Including wall oven, range, sinks, windows, doors, closets, ducts and outlets.
- Include the trim. When measuring doors and windows, the trim / casing is considered part of the door or window. Measure from one side to the other of the door or window trim / casing, then measure from the outside of the trim / casing to the middle of the window or door.