Sketch Your Dream Kitchen

Measure Up

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.

Step 2.1

Grab yourself the following tools of the trade

  • Tape Measure and/or Laser Measure
  • Pencil + Eraser
  • Ruler (same rule if you have it)
  • Camera to take some before snaps
  • U-Install-It Kitchens planning paper (each square = 100mm)
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Step 2.2

Draw your walls on U-Install-It Kitchens planning paper

Don’t worry if these aren’t to scale. We will measure first and then design.
Label each wall with a letter of the alphabet.

Step 2.3

Draw in any openings eg Doors + Windows

Step 2.4

Measure each wall + opening

Mark the dimensions on your plan.
Note: Measure openings (doors and windows) architrave to architrave.

Step 2.5

Measure the following

  • Measure ceiling height
  • Window height above floor
  • Window + door heights
  • Take note of any bulkheads

Step 2.6

Take note of detail

  • Approximate cornice height
  • Does flooring extend under cabinets?
  • Are you replacing the flooring? Note: If not replacing floor add 50mm current benchtop

Step 2.7

Sketch in current kitchen layout and mark the following

  • Sink + waste location
  • Cooktop location
  • Existing powerpoints
  • Depth of current benchtops
  • Fridge location


  • X – Single GPO (Powerpoint)
  • XX – Double Powerpoint (GPO)
  • LS – Light switch
  • TP – Telephone point
  • Ø – Ceiling fan

Submit Your Plan

Submit your plan and one of our helpful Kitchen Consultants will follow up with you.

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