What You Will Need
- Tape Measure
- Pencil and Erasure
- Planning Grid or graph
- Calculator (optional)
Make a List
Make a list of the things you like and dislike
about the room you are working on. Would you like more counter space? A vanity? A free
standing island? A breakfast nook? A pantry? Also consider the appliances you will want?.
Are they built-in or free standing? What type of sink? What type of lighting?
Make notes and bring them with you when you come
Measure Your Room
Measure in inches. Note the location of all the
appliances, plumbing, electrical outlets, light switches, windows, and doors. When
measuring, include the outside or final dimensions of every item in the room. You can
print out the grid we have provided for your convenience.
Where to Start
Start in one corner, select a wall (Wall 1 on
grid) and measure the distance of every item on the wall from the corner. Write all
measurements down. Go to the next corner and record the location of every item on Wall 2
in relationship to the corner. Continue around the room until everything is measured and
Measure the overall height of the room and the
distance of electrical outlets, switches, plumbing, windows, and soffits from the floor.
Where to Go for Help
The above information should get you started
thinking about your remodeling or renovation project. For assistance and information,
please call Appleton at (978) 462-2444 or email
us and let a kitchen and bath design professional help you get the best value for your