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Measuring your kitchen for cabinetry

Kitchen Measuring Guide
  • Tools Needed

    Tape Measure
    Graph or blank paper

  • Tips before you start

    Start with the first wall on the left and work to your right.
    Round off each measurement to the nearest 1/8”.
    Measure everything twice.

  • Step 1

    Make a rough drawing of the shape of the room as a floor plan. Represent each wall, door, window and any protrusions or recessed areas.

  • Step 2

    Starting from a corner of the room, measure the overall length of each wall in your kitchen from the top (Measurement “A” in the image above).

  • Step 3

    Measure each door and all windows (Measurement “B”). Indicate direction of door swing. NOTE: Doors and windows are measured from outside edge to outside edge of casing or trim.

  • Step 4

    Measure exact locations of permanent appliances, radiators, pipes, sink plumbing, air vents, offsets etc. that you either cannot move or do not want to move. Shown as example measurement “B” in the image above.

  • Step 5

    Measure the center line of the plumbing and ducting shown as example “C” in the image above.

  • Step 6

    Measure the distance from the floor to the ceiling and write it in the center of your drawing.

  • Step 7

    Compare measurement “A” against the total of measurement “B” they should match.