Measure Twice, Cut Once
The old adage ‘measure twice, cut once’ is a worthy start to this section
The prospect of a new kitchen is very exciting so it’s easy to see how the planning and preparation stages can be hastily skimped on . Take time now – not only to accurately measure your kitchen, but to decide upon your needs and desires. You’ll thank us for this later, we promise!
We have put together a handy questionnaire to help us plan your kitchen. Simply download the PDF below and once completed, send it back to us at email@example.com
To get you started, why not use our handy guides throughout this section.
Let's Get Down To The Nitty Gritty!
Tips for accurately measuring a kitchen
Tape measures at the ready… here’s how to do it
Firstly, draw out the room, noting all windows, doors and built-in cupboards. Measure as shown here
Measuring in elevationWindows
Measuring the cill height is very important in the kitchen area – without it that lovely worktop upstand you’ve been hankering after might not fit.
If a window has sloping sides or an unusual shape, draw it out and show the dimensions.
If there are beams above your windows be sure to show how far past the window sides they project.
This will avoid wall cabinets being placed too close to them.
Mark the centre point at which this goes through the wall – horizontal and vertical measurements will really help us here.
Cabinet doors can be prevented from opening if they are installed too close to a ceiling beam or a sloping ceiling.
Draw these on a separate sheet and mark on any relevant dimensions.
Mark on any changes in floor height – especially steps.
It’s useful for us to know whether the floor is solid or timber construction. If it’s timber show us which way the joists run.
Do you know where that waste pipe leads to? Are those cables running down a wall where a wall unit might go? Make a note of them – sockets, light switches, extractor ducting, radiators, soil, waste and gas pipes, – give us the lowdown.
Love it or hate it?
That’s the measuring done. Now we’d like to pick your brains about the detail. Here are some questions to get you started – and if you think of any other useful info we might need, jot it down!
Don't be shy
We’d love to know as it helps us to design you the kitchen you’ve always wanted.
There’s no such thing as too much information, so go on, show us what you’ve got!