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How to Correctly Measure Your Kitchen for Remodeling

Home RemodelingIs your kitchen due for a remodel? If you answered yes, measuring the dimensions beforehand can help you determine how many tiles per square footage you will need. An easy way to log your measurements is using grid paper where each square can be scaled to represent a square foot. Those measurements will give you an accurate floor plan, which easily can accommodate the kitchen sink, cabinets, and stove. Rather than DIY, hire experienced professionals – but make sure they follow the right protocols.

Here is what you need to measure in your kitchen before it is remodeled:

Measure the Walls

Face the wall that has the sink installed on it. Label the wall that is on your left as No. 1, the one in front of you as No. 2, the wall to your right as No. 3 and the wall behind you as No. 4. Take a tape measure and measure along the floor to get an accurate length of each wall and the ceiling.

Contrary to popular belief, not all walls are square in shape so yours may be off by a couple of inches. Order your cabinets according to the widest of the measurements. Otherwise, you will be left with an ugly gap between the wall and the last cabinet.

Measure the Doorways

Besides measuring the location of the doorway on the wall and its size, also measure the trim. Start on the corner that is on the left and do this for all the walls that have doorways. Start halfway up the wall in the left corner and to the edge of the trim.

Then, measure the width of the door, as well as its trim on both sides. If the wall has multiple doors, make sure you measure them separately using the same method. Measure from the edge of the trim to the edge of the next door and make sure you also take height into consideration. This will give you accurate figures to provide for your contractor.

Your contractor should always double check your measurements to ensure accuracy in material ordering. Custom cabinetry can have as long as a 6-8 week lead time, so any mistakes made during the measuring and ordering process could extensively delay your project.

Your contractor should always double check your measurements to ensure accuracy in material ordering. Custom cabinetry can have as long as a 6-8 week lead time, so any mistakes made during the measuring and ordering process could extensively delay your project.

If you are looking for professional and experienced home remodelers in Streeterville, West Loop, Lincoln Park, Lincoln Square, River North, Gold Coast, Old town and Roscoe Village, look no further than Areté Renovators. We work with industry leaders to ensure our clients get the best results. Get in touch with us today.

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