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How to measure your kitchen

How to measure your kitchen

All you need to know about measuring your kitchen

What you need

  •  Measuring tape
  • Graph paper
  •  Pencil
  •  Step ladder

Step 1:

Roughly sketch your floor layout. It doesn’t need to be accurate but include anything that sticks out into the room, such as a boiler. Mark positions of doors and windows and the direction in which they open. Don’t forget to show where services are located for water, electric and gas. Remember the measurements are important, not the drawing, so make sure your diagram is clear and your numbers are correct.
TOP TIP: Take photos of your kitchen and any elements you’re unsure about.

How to measure your kitchen

Step 2:

Sketch each wall including any windows, electrical fittings, gas cooker points, radiators, air vents, extractor fans or any other fixed objects that we need to work around.

How to measure your kitchen

Step 3:

Measure between each fixed point in the room. This means measuring the distance from the edge of the door frame architrave to the corner of the room, the corner of the room to the window reveals and so on. Measure the size and position of all fixed objects and record the dimensions as you go.

TOP TIP: Pick a starting point and work clockwise from it to make sure you don’t miss anything. And
measure everything twice!

How to measure your kitchen

Step 4:

Measure the room’s height and any other vertical distances until the whole room is mapped. Walls aren’t always straight, so measure from the top, middle, and bottom if you can. Always use a step ladder when taking high-level measurements.

TOP TIP: Extractors should be vented outside wherever possible, so check it’s on an outside wall and there are no obstacles on the other side of the wall, such as a carport or soil stack.

How to measure your kitchen

Step 5:

Now you have accurate sketches of your kitchen, get in touch and we’ll bring your vision to life!

Still struggling to measure your kitchen?

We can travel to wherever you are to measure up for an additional fee (depending on your location).

How to measure your kitchen
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