A sketch of your floor plan is much easier to work from than an actual floor plan. Floor plans are exactly that, plans. We need actual measurements. Also, a sketch speeds the design process up significantly.
Follow our simple steps below and you can create a sketch of your floor plan with all the information needed for us to begin a kitchen cabinet or bathroom vanity design for you. To make sure all measurements are correct, follow these Steps:
- Draw a rough sketch of your kitchen or bathroom. Generally, your kitchen will be a U, L, or galley-style kitchen. It may include things like an island or peninsula as well. If you’re unsure what you have, click here to view Types of Kitchens.
- Measure every wall, beginning at the left corner, to the far right corner. Write down the total measurement in inches.
- Go back and measure from the left corner to the edge of any opening, such as a window or door.
- Measure across the opening from the outside edge of the trim to the outside edge of the trim.
- Mark on your sketch, the exact location, and size of the sink. Be sure to measure to the center & not the edge. Measure all appliances including stove, refrigerator (including height), microwave, and dishwasher.
- Measure from the floor to the ceiling.
- Measure all other walls in the kitchen following the steps above.
- Measure from the floor to the bottom of your windows & mark it down.
- Then measure from the bottom of the window to the top of the window. Always from the outside edge of the trim.
- Measure from the top of the window to the ceiling & mark it down.
- Mark on your sketch, the exact location of the water & gas lines, wall switch & receptacles, & any other obstructions in the room. Be sure to measure to the center of these & not the edge.
- If you haven’t already, measure the width of any doors, from outside of trim to outside of trim.
- Indicate on your sketch how each door swings. (In to or out of the room & which side the hinge is on).
- Double-check your work.
- Use the Drawings below as a guideline.