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How to measure your cabinets

Below is a sample floor plan for reference. Remember that our 3D design is at no charge for all of our customers. Provide us with your measurements or schedule a representative to show your our full line of kitchen products, measure and provide a free quote.


How to Measure for Cabinets Step-By-Step


Measuring is one of the most important step to saving money and getting rid of headaches. If you want to avoid problems down the road, it’s important that you make sure that you are taking accurate measurements in the beginning. If you need help you can call us at any time.

Follow These Steps:

  • Get a tape measure a piece of paper and a pencil ready
  • Take your time don’t rush and record measurements correctly
  • Measure everything three times if you have to
  • Do not round each measurements
  • Make sure you have all of your appliances and sinks, etc picked out before you start measuring
  • Do not forget to send in the appliance specifications with your measurements
  • Follow the instructions below…

Measuring Your Kitchen:


IMPORTANT TO KEEP IN MIND: When measuring always try to imagine yourself as if you are looking down at the room from the ceiling.  Always start measuring at a corner and work your way out to an opening.

Measure the whole room wall to wall, indicate all breaks in walls (windows, doors, openings) by measuring from the corner to the outside edge of the molding or opening. Mark where the wall end is and where the cabinets will be exposed AS “FE” (Finished End). Indicate any appliances and sinks and exactly where they go, openings for air vents, offsets, etc.

From the corner, measure to center line of sink.  If the sink has an offset look, measure to the center line of the window.  Measure to the center of the oven or stove top.  Indicate where the outlets and/or gas lines are behind the oven.  Mark down any ducting and outlets. KEEP IN MIND, plumbing and outlets can be moved to accommodate a design.



Measure the height of the room and indicate if and where are there any sofets.


Measuring your bathroom:


Measure the width of the available space. Take into account the room necessary for cabinet doors and drawers to open. Consider door clearance and toilet location when designing your bath. Cabinet end should be 16″ to the center of the toilet, otherwise it might be too cramped. Again measure to the center of the plumbing and mark any outlets that might be there.

Bathroom vanities are usually 21″ deep, make sure it will work in your available space. If your space is limited, we can make 18″ deep bath vanities. Confirm that a 32″ Height vanity will work in your available space. Our vanities can be up to any height but standard is 32″

Go to the cabinet catalog and choose your cabinets, come back here and enter the information.

Important Tips When Measuring for Cabinets

cabinet measuring tips

Here are a few important tips to keep in mind when measuring a room for cabinets:

  • Note window size and placement, along with trim and sill dimensions
  • Note the location of ventilation and duct-work on your drawing
  • Measure any items that will stay in the room and relate to your floor plan
  • Make note of any electrical details, such as light switches and outlets that need to stay, or could possibly be moved
  • If you will be working around existing lighting fixtures, list their dimensions to avoid any obstruction with taller items like pantry cabinets, refrigerators or crown moldings
  • Once your designer has measured the space, double and triple check the measurements prior to placing your order; every component will be specially made just for you