Cabinetville’s Practical Guide for Measuring Your Kitchen for Cabinetry

Accurate planning to ensure correct ordering and successful installation

When it comes to kitchen remodeling, the tape measure is mightier than the saw. Accurate use of your tape measure will ensure that your order is correct and that your pre-assembled kitchen cabinets fit neatly into their proper place. So, Cabinetville offers this guide to kitchen measurement so you can avoid mistakes that could frustrate and delay your remodel. Carpenters commonly say, “Measure twice, then cut once.”  We like the idea of measuring right and installing once.

Proper measurement is the key first step in your kitchen remodel

Installing cabinets in your kitchen is similar to fitting pieces into a puzzle. If you haven’t selected the right piece, cutting it here and there to make it fit is not going to produce a good outcome. And, whether you order ready to ready-to-assemble or preassembled cabinets, accurate measurement is the key to ensuring the components you order are going to fit where you want them in your kitchen. So, get yourself a tape measure, a pencil and a pad of graph paper, and take the following steps:

  • Measure the walls’ length — Select a corner of the kitchen and take the measure of the wall to your right, being careful to avoid windows and fixtures, so the tape measure, when taut, lies flush on the surface of the wall. Write down the measurement, then sketch the length of the wall on the graph paper, using the grid as a guide. Work your way clockwise around the room repeating this step for each of the walls.
  • Measure each walls’ height — You might need a step ladder at this point, because you’ve got to measure from the ceiling to the floor. Measure the height of each wall twice: at the far left of the wall and at the far right. Record the measurements on the pad. If, due to the architectural design, the height of any wall is irregular, measure and record the height wherever necessary. Sketch the height of the walls on the graph paper perpendicular to the line of the corresponding length. The resulting sketch should look like a box that’s been opened up with its sides lying flat next to the bottom.
  • Measure the dimensions of any doors or windows — Measure the width and height and sketch these one the graph paper.
  • Indicate the position of permanent fixtures — Even if you’re doing a complete remodel, there are likely permanent fixtures, such as your sink or a circuit breaker box, which you cannot consider removing. Indicate these on your sketch.

Now you have a floor plan you can use to estimate the number, size and position of the cabinets in your new kitchen. If you are interested in purchasing ready-to-assemble cabinets, we can discuss your purchase over the phone. If you are looking for pre-assembled, semi-custom or custom cabinets, your floor plan will better inform us as we guide you through our wide selection of beautiful cabinetry.

Contact Cabinetville today for the right cabinets to fit your new kitchen

Cabinetville provides a wide range of beautiful, high quality cabinets to transform your kitchen. If you’ve measured your kitchen, we’re ready to look at your floorplan and point you towards the perfect cabinets for your space. To get started, call Cabinetville today at 973-908-7024 or contact us online to arrange an appointment. We come to you at your convenience anywhere in New Jersey.