Measuring a kitchen correctly can take some time but its worth the extra effort to get the correct cabinets and maximize your space.
If you are ordering RTA Cabinets (Ready-To-assemble) on your own every inch or less will make a difference.
Please follow the instructions below to get an exact measurement of your kitchen.
Make a rough drawing of the shape of the room showing any walls, doors, windows, protrusions or recessed areas.
You can print this user friendly measurement guide which comes with graph paper.
Measure each wall section and record the dimensions on the drawing. (A wall section is from one corner to a doorway or window.)
Measure the walls from corner to corner.
Measure the walls from floor to ceiling, if there are any soffits (any part of the ceiling that is lower) please include the location, height and depth of it.
Measure the door or opening from edge to edge including any frame or trim.
Measure doors and openings from the top of the opening to the ceiling.
Measure the position of any doors or openings from the corners of the room.
Measure the height and width of the windows including the surrounding frame or trim.
Measure the windows from the floor to the bottom of the frame.
Measure the windows from the top of the frame to the ceiling.
Measure the position of the window from the corner of the room.
Mark the location of the sink, water and gas line.
Mark the locations of where the appliances will go. Record the dimensions of each appliance - height, width, and depth.
Once you have completed the measurements take an overall measurement of each wall from corner to corner. This measurement should equal to the individual measurements taken.
You can print a measurement guide and follow the simple instructions.
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