e Kitchen Planning Guide - The Kitchen Warehouse


Kitchen Planning Guide

Planning Your Kitchen

To best achieve the kitchen of your dreams start with the size of your space. Click here to download measuring instructions and graph paper that will make your meeting with a designer even more productive. In addition you can select our
wish-list and check off the items that matter the most to you for your new kitchen. Your designer will be sure to to help you find a solution that meets your needs and your budget.

Kitchen Planning Guide

Once you have decided to work with a professional kitchen designer in order to create the best kitchen for your home, you will want to think about a few things prior to that meeting. To best achieve the kitchen of your dreams you begin with the size of your available space. It is important to let your kitchen designer know the size and measurements of the room where your kitchen will be created. Download measuring instructions and a piece of graph paper that you can bring in for your first meeting. This is not required, however, it will help make your meeting be more efficient.

In addition to your kitchen measurements, you should visit our wish list and print out a copy of the items that you know you want included in the design. Your designer will show you even more items to improve your kitchen once they get to know you, however the wish list is a great place to start.

Instructions for measuring and charting your kitchen or bath

Kitchen Diagram












How to Measure Your Kitchen

A. Draw a sketch of your kitchen following the above diagram as a sample of the information required. Show all window and door openings. Measurement of door and window openings should include moldings.

B. Fill in all dimensions. Measure each section of the wall and the overall dimension of the wall. The total of the sections should add up to the overall wall dimension.

C. Measure ceiling height or measure from the floor to the bottom of the soffits if soffits are involved.

D. Measure all existing appliances that are going to be used in the kitchen. Show whether refrigerator or freezer hinges are on the left or right side of the appliance.

E. Do not measure existing cabinets. Measure kitchen walls as though the kitchen was bare. An accurate measurement helps our professional designers use all of the space in your kitchen efficiently. However, when you buy cabinets at The Kitchen Warehouse, our professional measurer will measure your kitchen before we order the cabinets to insure that the measurements are correct. This service is one of the many steps in assuring you that your kitchen will work as good as it looks.

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