How to measure your kitchen

It's easy to get swept up in the excitement of creating your new kitchen, but, to give yourself a little head-start, it's best to come fully prepared to your design consultation with room measurements. 

With this in mind, we've pulled together a handy guide, so you don't miss any of those important dimensions. 


 Creating your floor and wall plan

  • Firstly, sketch your room layout, marking the location of internal and external windows, doors and archways (taking note of which way they open too). 


  • Secondly, measure the length and width of your room, making sure to include: 
    • The widths and height of windows and doors from the outside of the frame
    • The distance between windows and doors
    • The distance from the floor to the windows and from the top of the windows to the ceiling 
    • The corner of the room to the window and doors 
    • The ceiling height from a few areas for accuracy
    • Take note of your ceiling, is it sloping - if so, measure the height from here too!


  • Thirdly, make a note of any obstacles that may stand in your new kitchens way! These could be anything from boilers, radiators and electricity meters, to extractor fans, plug sockets, television points or even water stop clocks. Measure their width, noting the nearest fixed point to the middle of each obstacle. 



Top tips

  • As walls aren't always straight, measure from the top, middle and bottom if you can
  • Take some photographs of the current space, this will give your designer a visual idea to match your layout plan!


So now you have your plan, all you need to do is find your designer; our showroom is open Monday to Friday, 9am – 5.30pm, so why not pop in and see how we can help bring your kitchen dreams to life!


Book a visit via our website here, or call 0203 972 0150.