How to Get Correct Measurements of Your Kitchen Cabinet Jun 27, 2022


How to Get Correct Measurements of Your Kitchen Cabinet


BY YALIG CABINETS | August.15.2022

Kitchen Cabinets Installation


How to Measure Kitchen Cabinets


If you want to remodel the look of your kitchen, you may want to start with new kitchen cabinets. But knowing how to measure kitchen cabinets is an essential skill when you want to take the look and function of your kitchen to the next level. In this guide, we'll give you the skills you need to properly measure your kitchen.


Steps to Measuring Kitchen Cabinets

To start the measurement process, you need to collect:


  • Grid paper
  • Tape measure
  • A pencil or pen

Once you've gathered your materials, follow these seven steps to measure your kitchen cabinets:


1. Draw Your Floor Plan

The first step in starting to measure kitchen cabinets is to develop a floor plan. Use a pen or pencil to outline the layout of the kitchen on a piece of graph paper. On this floor plan, you need to identify the following locations:


  • Windows
  • Door
  • Light switch
  • Waterline
  • gas pipeline
  • Drain pipe
  • Heating and Vents
  • Hood vent
  • Power outlet


The first draft of the floor plan doesn't have to be drawn to scale, but you should make sure it communicates the layout accurately and clearly.


2. Take a Level Measurement

Once the layout is removed, you can start measuring your space. Your measurements should be entirely in inches. For example, instead of recording the wall as 4 feet long, record it as 48 inches long.

The first level measurement you need to take is the full wall length. It is best to start with a level measurement from one of the adjacent corners of the wall. Measure clockwise, moving from edge to edge with the tape measure. You'll want to skip appliances, windows, and other fixtures. It's a good idea to tag walls with specific numbers so you can reference them easily.

Once you have the full length, you can move on to measuring smaller sections of the wall. At this stage, you will measure each opening. To get these measurements, you will measure from one outside trim edge to the next. Make sure to include any molding or trim in the smaller wall segments in the measurement. Like larger walls, number your openings for easy reference. You will need to record full and partial length measurements on the floor plan.


3. Take a Vertical Measurement

After recording the horizontal measurement, you need to do the same for the vertical measurement. In your initial measurement, you will measure from the floor to the windowsill. Next, you'll measure from the sill to the top of the window, and finally from the top of the window to the ceiling.

The final step is the floor-to-ceiling measurement. Since some homes will have different ceiling heights within the same room, you should make at least three different floor-to-ceiling measurements.


4. Attention Disorders

Once the measurements are in place, you should be aware of any obstructions next to the walls, including vents, pipes, and radiators. Obstacles must be watched because they are often impossible to remove, which can affect where you place your cabinets.


5. Identify Equipment and Utilities

In your kitchen, you need to decide which large appliances and utilities you want to keep in the kitchen after installing the latest cabinets. Knowing the location of your power, water, vents, light switches, and electrical outlets will help you determine where your cabinets can and cannot be placed.


In addition to marking the location of these utilities and equipment on your floor plan, you should also indicate where their center points are. The center point of the appliance is usually the start of the gas line or plumbing line.


6. Plan Your Kitchen Layout

Once you have all the dimensions and notes ready, you can start planning how your kitchen will look with your new cabinets. Since you know how much space you can use, you can pick out the areas where you want to put your new cabinets.


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7. Choose Your Kitchen Cabinets


After you figure out where you want your kitchen cabinets to go, you can start figuring out which ones are right for you.

There are many different options for you to choose from. Consider a variety of cabinets before making a decision. Just make sure they are the right size before ordering.


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