How to Measure a Room
- Metal measuring tape
- Grid paper
- A friend
- Draw the general shape of the room, from a bird’s eye view.
2. Measure the room overall, including ceiling height.
3. Draw in any doors, windows or openings
4. Measure the doors, windows and openings locations.
- Measure from the wall to the inside of the casing, not the trim.
- Measure doors & windows height and width.
- Measure window sill height
- Measure and note the trim size, if there is any.
Pro Tip: Start in a corner and measure moving clockwise around the room
5. Draw in Details, including appliances, cabinets, columns, soffits, etc.
6. Measure Appliance locations – Measure wall to center point for location. Be sure to measure and note appliance size (ex. 30″ Range, 36″ Fridge, etc)
Remember to add any additional information or details such as:
- Adjacent room or hallway connections
- Outlet & Switch Locations
- Radiator or Floor vent placements and measurements
- Fireplace measurements, including hearth and mantle
- Pony Walls
- Built in Furniture
- Bump outs/ Bump ins
- Bay Windows
- Floor Level or Ceiling Height changes
- Wainscoting, Baseboards, Crown Mouldings