Measuring Your Space

Need some help measuring? Here is how to start.

Make a rough sketch of your kitchen or bathroom, large enough to fit measurements and notes. Start in one corner and measure along the wall until you a door or window. Measure the width of all doors and windows from outside of the trim to outside of the trim.

When measuring windows, also include:

  • Distance from floor to bottom of sill.
  • Height of window, including trim.
  • Distance from top of window to ceiling or soffit.


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When measuring doors, also include:

  • Height of door, including trim.
  • Distance from top of door to ceiling or soffit.
  • The direction the door swings
  • Continue measuring around the room until you reach your starting point.
  • Measure from floor to ceiling or soffit.
  • Measure across the wall to the center of your sink plumbing.
  • Measure the location of all electrical outlets, air vents, water lines & gas lines.
  • Measure all appliances (width x height x depth).

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  • Use a steel tape measure for accuracy
  • Record all measurements in inches.
  • Double-check each measurement.