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How to Measure for A New Kitchen


April 14, 2020 10:17 am
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When it comes to redesigning your kitchen, one of the first things you need to do is measure your space. This can seem quite daunting and overwhelming for some, but there’s no need to worry.

At Kitchens 2 Bathrooms, we have created an easy-to-follow guide to make it possible for anyone to measure their kitchen. Follow it step-by-step and voila!

Kitchen Measuring Guide

Step 1 – Draw an Outline

A rough outline is all you need to get started. So, download some graph paper and print it out. Like our example, draw an outline of your kitchen layout as it would be seen from above. This only has to be rough so don’t worry too much, just remember to mark openings for windows and doors, including which way they open.

How to Measure for A New Kitchen - Step 1

Step 2 – Measure the Width of Your Walls

Next, number the walls and then take a measuring tape. Measure all the walls horizontally, working all the way around the room until you’re back where you started. Then go around again and measure the widths of any windows and doors; this is from the outside of the frames as well as the distance between each opening and the position on the wall.

How to Measure for A New Kitchen - Step 2

Step 3 – Measure the Elevation of Your Walls

After, measure all the walls vertically using your measuring tape. This includes, floor to ceiling height, the height of any openings from the outside of frames, and their position on the wall, heights between them and floor / ceiling. In addition to this, add the location of any other obstacles in the room. This could be:

  • Steps
  • Beams
  • Switches / sockets
  • Radiators
  • Appliances and extractor fans
  • Gas and water meters

Measure these and their width from the widest point, as well as marking their position on the wall.

How to Measure for A New Kitchen - Step 3

Step 4 – Mark Out Any Layout Ideas

This step is completely optional. But, while you’re measuring your kitchen, you could also show some of your new layout ideas too, in order to get the ball rolling. This will help towards the creation of your 3D render and displaying what your redesigned kitchen space could look like. Include as many details as you desire, whether you would like a specific type of flooring, wall colour, cabinets or tiles.

How to Measure for A New Kitchen - Step 4

Step 5 – Send to Kitchens 2 Bathrooms

Once you have finished measuring your kitchen, send across your completed floor plan to our email address. Then, we will get in touch with you to discuss your ideas further – It’s as simple as that!

Here is a real life example of what we can do for you. Here is the Floor Plan we worked from. Here is the Final CAD image:

How to Measure for A New Kitchen - Step 5 - Send to Us

And, here is the Final Installation:

How to Measure for A New Kitchen – Installation

We can’t wait to hear from you; if you need any further assistance, please don’t hesitate to call us on 01284 335350.

Contact Kitchens 2 Bathrooms

Email us at info@kitchens2bathrooms.co.uk

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