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  • 4 Steps for Easy At-Home Measurements

    In designing your own kitchen space, it is always beneficial to take your own measurements. Whether you choose to get your kitchen done from a carpenter or professional company, having a rough idea of your own measurements can help your designer in planning your space quickly and easily. So grab a measuring tape and notebook, and follow four easy steps to take a rough idea of those measurements.

    Step 1: Sketch-The purpose sketching is to draw out a rough blueprint of your desired layout, labeling the appliances, windows, and entryways accordingly. When you go around your kitchen space, this will become a great reference sheet. As you measure, write down the corresponding numbers so you, your architect, your designer, and your kitchen vendor are able to fully understand the measurements at any time.

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    Step 2: Measure the Length of Your Walls-Once you have your rough floor plan sketched out, measure the length of each wall. If you are including an island, measure the length of your island as well. Round all measurements to the nearest millimeter. If you are installing a brand-new kitchen, it is best to measure the length of the entire wall. However, if you are simply renovating certain cabinets, only measurements of your cabinet space is necessary.

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    Step 3: Finalize the Location of Your Appliances-Once you've measured the length of your walls, consider where to place your sink and hob. Depending on desired layout, these two key appliances may be on separate walls or even on the same wall. Regardless, they determine both the cleaning zone and the cooking zone. Once the approximate location of these two appliances is determined, you can easily position your cabinetry to surround it in a way you'd like. By doing so, you are able to finalize your own storage preferences making it helpful for your designer to successfully plan your kitchen. Often times, when working with a smaller vendor or a carpenter, they will not have the design expertise for you to determine the best location for cabinetry. Therefore, forming an style that suits your lifestyle and tastes helps in getting the exact kitchen you want. With professional companies, this exercise allows you to give a greater insight to the designer and they can give suggestions and recommendations to best suit your needs and lifestyle. 

    Step 4: Measure the Height of Your Ceiling-In any kitchen decision, especially a new kitchen, it is essential to know the hight of your ceiling to give you an idea of the ideal height for your upper cabinets. Accordingly, the countertop and lower cabinets can be placed to allow you to have enough room at a comfortable height. When going with a professional company, the vendor usually knows the best height for your upper kitchen cabinets. However, as a homeowner, it is always helpful to have a general idea to completely understand your vendors' choices when it comes to your kitchen design. Usually the height of a ceiling is very standard, reflecting standardized placement for all of the kitchen cabinetry. 

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