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:

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  1. 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.
  2. Measure every wall, beginning at the left corner, to the far right corner. Write down the total measurement in inches.
  3. Go back and measure from the left corner to the edge of any opening, such as as a window or door.
  4. Measure across the opening from outside edge of trim to outside edge of trim.
  5. 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.
  6. Measure from the floor to the ceiling.
  7. Measure all other walls in kitchen following 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 outside edge of 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.