Accurately Measure Your Kitchen for New Base Cabinets to Ensure a Proper Fit
Before you begin measuring, it is best to first draw a sketch of the room with plenty of space to label the dimensions. This will help make sure you have everything labelled properly and avoid any confusion. When sketching the room, be sure to note anything that may interfere with the cabinet’s placement, like any outlets or plumbing.
Start by measuring each wall before measuring for the height of the cabinets. This should be done with a tape measure by two people (one holding the end at one end of the wall and the other noting the measurements). Remember to measure within 1/4″ to ensure that the cabinets fit snug inside the room. Also, be sure to measure to where you would like the cabinets to end up, as well as note any outlets or plumbing line positions that might influence the cabinet’s position.
After measuring the walls, turn your attention to the space where the appliances will go. Carefully measure the dimensions of the appliances and the approximate location of the hookups, so that you know where the cabinets should go in order to make it easier to plug the appliances in and make sure nothing hinders them.
Knowing the measurements of the room, any outlets, and the placements of the appliances will give a cabinet maker the information they need to accurately design a layout for the cabinets that will fit your kitchen perfectly. Taking the time to measure the room properly will ensure that you get the best cabinets possible.Measuring for base cabinets is an important step in any kitchen or bathroom design. It begins with drawing a sketch of the area, including any pre-existing features, like appliances or plumbing. Flexibility is needed when taking these measurements, as slight variations can cause cabinets to not fit. This can be avoided by measuring accurately and making sure to account for any fixtures that may interferer with cabinet placement.
When taking the measurements, make sure to measure the length of each wall in 1/4 inch increments and record it. This will also prevent any downsizing or upscaling of the cabinets as needed. Additionally, take measurements of the location of any outlets or plumbing from the left side of each wall. Along with recording the measurements, draw a symbol to indicate the position of the areas and note the distance from the left wall. This will aid cabinet makers in designing the best layout for the cabinets.
If space in the room allows, account for any preexisting appliances and their distances from the wall. This could include a dishwasher, refrigerator, or stove. Positioning them with appropriate connection and clearance will ensure that they are usable and do not hinder the cabinets.
Although it may seem time consuming to take exact measurements of the space, doing so can help prevent any snags in design. Having the accurate measurements saved on paper can make sure that the cabinets fit where they are intended. Ultimately, it pays off to slow down and be as precise as possible when measuring for base cabinets.