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. Draw in any doors, windows or openings
3. Measure the room overall, including ceiling height.
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 Cabinet & Appliance locations –
-Measure wall to center point of sink & range. Be sure to measure and note appliance size (ex. 30″ Range, 36″ Fridge, etc)
-Measure actual space area for Fridge (between tall cabinets, or edge of countertop, or door trim, etc.)
-Measure cabinets (not countertops)
Remember to add any additional information or details such as:
- Adjacent room or hallway connections
- Outlet & Switch Locations (including 240v for large appliances)
- Plumbing Locations: Faucets, Gas Lines, Water Lines, Hose bibs, etc
- Radiator or Floor vent placements and measurements
- Fireplace measurements, including hearth and mantle (L x W x H)
- Pony Walls
- Built in Furniture
- Bulkheads or Soffits
- Bump outs/ Bump ins
- Bay Windows
- Floor Level or Ceiling Height changes
- Wainscoting, Baseboards, Crown Mouldings
- Countertop Overhangs or Bar areas
- Anything that cannot be moved