Measuring Guide for RTA Kitchen Cabinets | Knotty Alder Cabinets
Follow these steps as closely as possible when measuring for your new cabinets. See the images below for examples of how a measurement drawing should look.
You can use these steps as guide, but ultimately, it is your responsibility to make sure that you take accurate measurements.
Identify Window and Appliance Location
For windows, measure the distance from the corner of the walls to the edge of the window from both sides. Then, measure the dimensions of the window.
For appliances, plan locations that have proximity to the utility hookups (i.e. water, electricity). Make sure that your appliances will be able to reach the appropriate connections.
For sinks, make sure that the plumbing connections will fit inside of the sink base unit you choose. The plumbing connection doesn’t necessarily have to be in the center of the sink base cabinet.
Measure Exactly – Within 1/4″
To make sure your cabinets fit with your project, measure as closely as you can. Measurements should be within 1/4″ of the exact length to ensure the best fit.
We recommend using a two person team for measurements. One person should hold the tape measure and the other should take measurements. This method will help make sure all your measurements are accurate
Draw a Diagram and Write Down your Measurements
Drawing a rough diagram of your kitchen or bathroom before you start measuring. Fill in the measurements as you take them to make sure that you don’t forget what they are. This can also help you make sure that you get all the measurements you need.
Make sure to take all of the following measurements:
- Wall dimensions – from wall to where you want the cabinets to end
- Ceiling height
- Window dimensions and placement from the wall
- Appliance dimensions and placement from the wall – NOTE: Most dishwashers are 24″ wide and most ranges are 30″ wide. However, refrigerator widths vary so make sure to double check yours.
Contact Us for Measuring Help
You can contact us for help planning out your measurements or for clarification on how to take down your measurements. It’s important to make sure you get it right so that your cabinets fit in the space you want.