How to Measure Your Kitchen

Posted by Brakur Custom Cabinetry

Sep 6, 2016 3:30:00 PM

How does your kitchen remodel measure up?

brakur_measuring_tape.jpgIf you’re about to embark on a kitchen remodeling project, it will help you to know how to measure your kitchen or other space to prepare for the remodel. Your designer will do final measurements, but you can move the job (or process of getting a quote) along quickly by providing initial measurements, which your designer will use to create your new space.

To adequately measure your space, follow the steps listed below for best accuracy.

What you will need

• A tape measure: preferably heavier duty, 25-feet long.

• Pencil and paper: preferably graph paper for ease of drawing.

• Help: you may need someone to hold the other end of the tape measure. If the wall is long make sure the tape is pulled tight and doesn’t dip in the middle.

1. Draw the kitchen walls

Draw the walls in your space. Note the full length of the walls, as well as the in-between measurements. For example, measure from the wall corner to the window trim and show that dimension in addition to the entire wall dimension.

2. Note appliances

Write in where appliance outlets are, and where your dishwasher or other appliances are.

3. Note electrical

Write in where electrical outlets, light switches or telephones are if any need to be considered in your design.

4. Note other items

Look around and notice air vents or any other potential obstacles if you were to change your design from what it is today. If you have a soffit at the ceiling measure it in depth and height. Note if your current cabinets touch the soffit or if there is space above them.

Kitchen Cabinetry Terms You Should Know

Along with your measurements, make a list of anything you think your designer should know. What kinds of changes would you like to make in your space? Are there any issues that the designer needs to know about the way it is today?

Plan to adjust your kitchen design

Be prepared to review the measurements and your list of items with your designer before they begin your new design. This process will also help you be closer to and more engaged in your final kitchen with your designer.

If you are ready to begin planning your Chicagoland kitchen remodel and would like to schedule a free consultation to measure for your custom kitchen cabinets you can contact us here.

Click below to download a free 'Kitchen Remodel Survival Kit."

Kitchen Remodel Survival Kit

This article was originally posted on Angie's List.  Chad Kurtz President of Brakur Custom Cabinetry is a regular contributor to their Experts Contributor Program.

Topics: Kitchen Remodeling, Custom Kitchen, Kitchen Layout, Kitchen Remodel Tips, Measuring for Cabinets

Located in Shorewood, Il, Brakur Custom Cabinetry, Inc. has been providing high quality locally manufactured cabinetry since 1965. Brakur is the largest manufacturer of custom cabinetry in Northern Illinois with a 100,000 plus square foot, state-of-the-art manufacturing facility and more than 80 employees.

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