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How to Measure for Cabinets

How to Measure for your cabinets with The Cabinet Barn

Rules for Measuring Cabinets

  1. Measure Twice Order Once
  2. Accurate measurements are important to your cabinets coming out right
  3. If in doubt measure everything
     

Steps in Measuring Cabinets

Measure your kitchen according to these diagrams.

How To  A Room

STEP 1
Measure Overall Room
Draw a diagram of your kitchen. Note on the drawing the overall wall lengths of each wall. (marked with red triangle) Don't forget to measure from floor to ceiling as well. All of your measurements should be in inches. For example, if you measure a wall that is 10 feet, write it as 120 inches.

STEP 2
Measure Openings
Locate all windows and doors in their approximate positions. (marked withblue circle) Start on one wall and measure from left to right.

STEP 3
Measure Existing Fixtures
Indicate the precise location of the current sink, refrigerator and range—this tells us where the plumbing and possible gas lines are now located. (marked withgreen square) For doorways with hinged doors, draw the door according to which way the door swings.

How To Measure Doors & Windows

STEP 4 
Measure Doors and Windows

Beginning at the top left corner of your drawing measure to the first window, door, or wall. Continue around the room until each wall, window and door has been measured (marked with black star). Next to each wall, write the name of that side, like "side with sink on it."

Measure from the floor to the bottom of each window and also measure the overall window height.

NOTES
When measuring doors and windows the trim is considered part of the door or window. Measure from the outside of the trim on one side to the outside of the trim on the other side, then from the outside of the trim to the middle of the window or door.