How to Measure your Kitchen

A good kitchen design depends on accurate measurements. First, decide on what you need, what you want, and what you’d like to keep and incorporate in your new kitchen. Crosstown can assist whit this part of the process by sending a design rep to measure your space. If you’d prefer you can use this helpful guide to take your own measurements and create your own preliminary room outline. It will help you organize your thoughts and make it easier for others to understand your ideas by drawing out the room. It doesn’t have to be a work of art, just a clear overhead sketch of your kitchen.

Some of the first things you will need to know about your room are the dimensions. If you are building, your builder or architect can provide you with a set of plans to provide you with all the information needed. If you are remodeling, measure the space carefully, create a sketch of the room In the finished design you will show the locations of all appliances you wish to keep, plumbing, electrical outlets, light switches, windows and doors.

Here is a picture of a sample drawing:

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Sketch the outline of your room including any windows, doors, and doorways. On doors make sure to indicate the direction the door swings. Do not worry about the measurements. We will cover that in the next step. You can use these symbols:

1. Begin in one corner, select a wall and measure its length from corner to corner.
2. Write the measurement on the corresponding wall on your sketch.
3. Go to the next corner and measure the length of the next wall.
4. Repeat steps 2 and 3 until all wall measurement are complete.
5. Measure the height of the room. Write this dimension in the space to the right of your drawing.

Walls

1. Begin in the upper left corner of your drawing.
2. Moving clockwise, number the windows until you reach the starting point.
3. Repeat steps 1 and 2 for the doorways.
4. Measure the width of the window. See note below. Write the dimension on the drawing.
5. Measure the height of the window. See note below. White the dimension in the table on the drawing corresponding to the window number.
6. Move clockwise around the room measuring each window until you reach the starting point.
7. Repeat steps 5 and 6 for the doorways.

NOTE: The trim is considered part of the window or door. Measure from the outside of the trim on one side to the outside of the trim on the other side

Windows and Doors

NOTE: The trim is considered part of the window or door. Measure from the outside of the trim on one side to the outside of the trim on the other side

Utilities

Locate any existing plumbing and measure the distance from each wall and the floor.

Appliances

If you plan to keep any of your existing appliances record the dimensions of each and a location where they are to be placed.

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