How to measure your kitchen ready for your dream remodel

Taking accurate measurements is vitally important to ensure the design and built of your dream kitchen goes smoothly

Find Your Tools

  1. Measuring Tape
  2. Pen / Pencil
  3. Paper
  4. Camera

Your Kitchen Shape

Kitchen can be in many different shapes. Determine the shape of the kitchen. Some of the most popular shapes are listed below.

  1. L Shape
  2. G Shape
  3. U Shape
  4. I Shape

Draw your kitchen layout showing all the walls that you think will have cabinets. Be sure to include any major structural features or obstacles.

Draw It Out

Mark any openings such as windows and doorways. Be sure to include radiators or other obstacles that affect where cabinets can be installed. Now, label all the openings in your kitchen. Doors, windows…


Get your tape measure. Measure all the openings, from outside edge to outside edge, and fill in the key. If you’re uncomfortable with precise measurements feel free to round to the nearest inch. To play it safe if rounding up do it to the nearest lower number.

Your Layout

Most people already have a good idea of where the major items will go in their kitchen. Feel free to draw your ideas of what you would like and include the placement of your sink and appliances.

Pictures of Your Kitchen

It will help your designer to take pictures of your kitchen and send them along with your measurements.

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