Getting Started

Supplies You Will Need

You don’t need to be an artist, architect or draftsperson to get this job done!  Just get the following supplies and follow the steps outlined in the Basics of Measuring.

  • Tape measure
  • Pad of paper, preferably graph paper
  • Pencil

Basics of Measuring

  1. Draw an outline of the room from the “top down view”. This is referred to as a floor plan.
  2. Measure all wall lengths and draw key features on the wall – windows, doors – and the measurements between these.  Also note things like electrical location, bulkheads, plumbing locations and so on. If you find it easier, you can also draw these things on an “elevation view” of the wall (a view of the wall as if you were facing the wall).  If you do also draw this elevation view, you will find it easier to note locations of windows, electrical, bulkheads, etc. as it will show their location both horizontally (a left/right orientation on the elevation) and vertically (a height or up/down orientation on the elevation).  It is also important to note whether the measurements are with finished walls with drywall, or if allowances for drywall need to be accounted for.
  3. Measure the floor to ceiling height and note if this includes the existing flooring and what type of flooring is currently in place.
  4. Record current location of key appliances – fridge, stove, dishwasher, microwave, cooktop, wall oven, etc.

To help you get going, below is a sample sketch of a room layout for reference:

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Give us a call, come by the showroom, or send us a note to discuss what you need and we would be delighted to work with you to design cabinetry to fit your unique needs!