How to Measure Your Kitchen

Measuring up your space is the first step when planning for a new kitchen, as your measurements will form the foundation of your design. This simple guide covers how to measure your kitchen in just a few easy steps.

Once you have your measurements and an idea of the kitchen style you are looking and book a design consultation with our kitchen experts.

If you have any questions or concerns at all whilst measuring up contact our support team who are always happy to help. 

What you will need:

  • Measuring Tape
  • Graph Paper (Download here)
  • A Ruler
  • Sharp Pencil
  • Small Step Ladder

1. Draw an outline of your kitchen’s layout

Start by making a sketch of your kitchen layout on grid paper. Draw a rough outline - this doesn’t need to be perfect and should simply detail the rough shape and scale of your kitchen.

It may be helpful at this stage to quickly measure the main walls and decide upon a scale for your drawing so you can keep things relatively accurate (but don’t worry about being 100% precise at this stage).


2. Add details to your drawing

Next, mark any fixed details on your drawing that you’ll need to design your kitchen around, such as:

  • the position of doors and windows and which way they open
  • services such as water, gas, and electricity - including boilers, radiators, light switches, electrical sockets, cooker points, and extractor fans
  • the location of permanent fixtures like pillars and beams
  • any other fixed objects that you’ll need to work around

3. Draw the walls

Next create a simple sketch of each wall on your graph paper. You can label the walls A, B, C, D to relate to the top down drawing.

As with your top down diagram you will want to detail any windows, electrical points, cooker points, radiators, vents, extractor fans along with anything else that needs to be worked around in the kitchen.


4. Measure your space

Using a tape measure, start measuring your kitchen and note down the measurements in mm. Make your way around the room clockwise to make sure you don’t miss anything and record the dimensions as you go.

Measure between each fixed point in the room including windows and doors, and the size and position of all fixed objects such as pipes, vents, and switches.

Measure from the floor to the ceiling and across each wall. Measure along the floor, halfway up the wall, then at the ceiling. Walls are not always straight, so measure at a few different points for accuracy.

Measure the distance from the edge of the door frame trim to the corner of the room and the width and height of the doorway including the trim.

Measure the distance from the corner of the wall to the edge of the window trim, the distance between windows and the floor, and the width and height of each window, including the trim.

Now add these measurements to your drawings.


5. Take supporting photos

Take supporting photos of any areas you feel are a little more complicated or you have not represented so well on your diagrams.
 


6. Book a design consultation

The next step is to contact our kitchen design consultants and our experts can show you how to get your dream kitchen for less. 

If you have any questions or concerns or need any further advice on how to measure your kitchen, get in touch and we can help make sure you take accurate measurements. 


 

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