How to Get the Right Measurements For Kitchen Cabinets

13 December 2018
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The renovation process has begun! You have decided it is finally time to upgrade your kitchen and taken the first steps to make it happen. Perhaps you have decided on the colour palette or materials, or maybe you have simply settled on the perfect appliances and need the kitchen to match. Wherever you are in the planning stages, kitchen cabinets are a major component that you need to consider.

If you are looking to save money, flat pack kitchens are a budget-friendly option. Even with custom cabinets, you might still need to measure your room. For those who aren’t as experienced around tools, here are the things you need to know to take accurate measurements for kitchen cabinets.

  1. Tools

Some say “a craftsman is only as good as his tools.” There is a nugget of truth to this, especially when it comes to measuring a room. It would be pretty difficult and likely inaccurate if you tried to do it with a standard ruler. The basic tools you will need are metal tape measure, paper, and pen/pencil. Paper or cloth measuring tape will likely not have the length required and can lead to discrepancies. If possible, it is best to have a helper on hand to assist with the measurements and double-check your work.

You don’t want to go through all the trouble of ordering beautiful new cabinets, only to find out that they don’t fit your space due to wrong measurements. Not only would that hurt your wallet but also your reno timeline. Make sure you do it right the first time, and use the proper tools!

  1. Where to measure

If you are planning on replacing all current cabinets, you will want to measure the empty room. If you haven’t removed them yet, measure just above them so you get as close to where the new ones will go as possible. These are the basics to note.

  • Get the horizontal measurements along each wall of your kitchen, as well as the vertical heights to the ceiling.

  • Measure all windows and doors from trim to trim

  • Note the size of existing appliances you are keeping and the space they occupy

  • Measure any room features, such as columns, bulkheads, pipes, etc.

  • Write down where all power outlets, switches, water or gas connections, vents etc. are currently located and the distance they are from the floor and walls.

Depending on your preference, you can write down all your measurements, but it is often helpful to draw them as a floorplan. Once completed, check again to ensure accuracy. If you’re worried about it, have someone else measure or hire a professional to help.

3. What’s Next?

When you have your measurements ready to go, you can submit them to your custom kitchen cabinet maker or a flat pack cabinet supplier. At eKitchens, we’re proud to provide custom flat pack kitchen cabinets to Perth homes and beyond. Our cabinets are constructed in Western Australia with high-quality, Australian-made materials. We don’t use modular sizes, so your new measurements can all be submitted online via our online ordering tools. Contact our team today to get started.

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