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How-To Measure

Measure your DIY kitchen like a professional today!

Image showing how to plan a design with a U-Install-It Kitchen consultant

One of the most important stages of planning is accurately measuring your room.

We suggest you measure twice before you start your design. Measure your space for the first time, then measure again to check your sizes. If you want to go the extra step, then it’s also a good idea to measure your space for the third time – just before placing your order.

How-To Measure Your Space


Sketch the outline of your floor plan

Sketch the shape of your space on your paper. Don’t worry if this isn’t to scale.
Measure the height from floor to ceiling, and note this on your plan.


Add windows, doorways, nib walls and other obstructions

Measure each window and doorway – their width and height, and distance from the floor, ceiling, and corners of the room. Note these sizes on your plan.
Repeat the above for any nibs walls, or other obstructions such as air conditioners.


Add electrical and plumbing locations

Measure the location of any electrical and plumbing – their height from the floor and distance to the nearest wall.
This includes electrical such as light switches, powerpoints, and existing appliances.
This includes plumbing such as water inlets, drains, and gas lines.

That’s the measuring done! Now you’re ready to start your design.

Tools Required

  • Tape Measure or Laser Measure
  • Pencil
  • Paper

Download our graph to easily record your measurements

Key Tips

  • Measure in millimetres, for the best accuracy
  • Measure once and measure again – to double check!

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