Measure your space
Measuring your space is critical as it is the foundation of all your renovation. Here are some simple steps for you as reference.
Option 1 : Ask your designer, contractor or builder to measure your space
While most designers, contractors or cabinet suppliers provide complementary free measurement service, it's always great to let them do the work, because they are the ones will design, order materials and install the cabinets for your home.
Option 2: DIY
1. Tape measure;
2. Paper & Pad, grid prefer.
3. Pencil (or pen)
4. A helper (will be nice)
Walls and floors
Measure from the floor to the ceiling. The distance between walls. From the corners to the doors. Also, make a record of anything that projects into the room such as radiators, pipes, ventilation, special angles, and any other major architectural features.
Doors and windows
Measure the size of doors and windows, as well as the height and distance of each from the floor, ceiling, and edges. It is a good idea to mark onto your drawing the space that doors and windows need to swing open. If you are planning to have a cabinet under the window, remember that the minimum distance between the window frame and the floor should be 90 cm, and preferably 105 cm.
Sockets, switches, water connections, etc
So you’ve measured the big stuff. Now it’s time to look at the details. Note the location of existing electrical sockets, switches, water, and gas connections. Remember that these can be moved to suit your new kitchen. Mark down the approximate position of where you would like these new outlets, switches, and connections to be placed. (pics by Ikea)