The following step-by-step instructions will take all the guesswork out of measuring for your new project. All that’s needed is a pencil, paper, a tape measure, and some patience! The success of your project depends on precise measurements, and although SRB Signature Kitchen and Bath will confirm the final layout with your installer, a little extra time now will save a lot of time later, along with giving you a more accurate idea on product pricing!
Your finished project countertop height will be 36″, so we recommend taking all wall measurements at 36″ above your finished floor. Start in one corner of your project area and measure to an adjacent wall. Record the measurement in inches, and continue around the room until all necessary walls have been measured. Make a sketch of the floor plan just measured, and add dimensions as detailed as in the example below.
Measure each window and door in the project area and record in the charts below. Remember to include the trim as part of your measurement, so always measure from outside edge of trim to outside edge of trim and again, record all dimensions in inches.
Start in the corner of any wall that contains an opening and measure to outside trim edge of window or door. Add opening locations to your drawing and identify (Window #1, Window #2, etc.). For door locations, please show the “swing” of the door. To confirm that all measurements are correct, total all wall and opening dimensions and compare to wall dimensions from step 1. Lastly, number each wall, as you will need to reference wall numbers in the next step.
Create an elevation drawing of each wall showing window and door locations, finished ceiling height, soffits (if applicable), and any suspended light fixtures that may interfere with design. Consult the universal symbols guide below and identify all service/utility locations.
Please remember that service/utility locations are always measured to their centerline. Lastly, identify any obstructions that may create problems with the design (radiators, hood/exhaust vents, chimney chases and any heat registers).
You may or may not have made your appliance selections yet, but knowing their size is essential to create your design. At the very least, please complete the size information below for your selections.