Custom Kitchens Perth: How to Measure Up Correctly

9 March 2018
Kitchen Floor Plan By Ekitchens In Perth

Custom flat pack cabinets are a great option for your kitchen – you get the benefits of a customised product with the affordability of flat pack. However, you need to make sure you get your measurements just right so your new kitchen looks in proportion. The last thing you want is to put your cabinets in only to realise they don’t quite fit due to imperfect measurements! Luckily, there are a few easy ways you can ensure that your kitchen measurements are just right.


Draw your kitchen

Before you start measuring for your new cabinets, you need to have a rough idea of where everything is going and the measurements you’re working with. You don’t need to have any drawing skills – just roughly get down on a piece of paper where your doorways, windows and walls are. This drawing will be where you begin to accurately enter in your measurements so you can play around with your final design.


Get measuring

Once you have your kitchen outline, it’s time to put in accurate measurements. Start with your walls and measure with a tape measure – be precise and round to the nearest millimetres. Measure everything twice to ensure you’re being accurate. Keep going until every wall, door and window are measured and the measurements have been noted on your kitchen outline drawing. Remember that for your windows and doors, the trim is included in the measurement. Don’t forget to measure the height of your walls and doors, particularly if you’re doing overhead cabinets.


Include fixed items

There are likely to be certain fittings in your kitchen which you won’t want to relocate, such as plumbing, pipes, vents and electrical switches. Make you include the location of these items accurately into your kitchen plan so can work the new cabinets around them. Of course, you can move your plumbing and electrics around if you want to – just be aware that it will cost you extra money.


Fill in the blanks

Now that you have the outline of your kitchen, complete with accurate measurements, you can start planning where you want your new cabinets to go. Remember that you’ll need to decide on the length, height and depth of your new cabinets - your existing cabinets can be a good point of reference. Do you find your current cabinets too shallow? Are they too low for you? Think about what you want and slot in your new cabinets, complete with measurements, into your outline. Once you’re happy that everything fits well, you can order your custom cabinets!


At eKitchens, we provide custom flat pack kitchens to builders, carpenters and DIY home renovators. With us, there are no modular sizes – all of our cabinets are custom made to your exact requirements and are manufactured from high quality 16mm High Moisture Resistant Particle board. Order today for fast delivery!

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