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How to Measure a Kitchen for Your Kitchen Remodeling Project in 7 Steps

If you’re getting started with your kitchen remodeling project, measuring for your new kitchen cabinets is a task that should be done correctly. The last thing you want to do is spend time and money on new kitchen cabinets only to find out they don’t fit in the space! Here are the steps you need to know:

kitchen cabinet diagram

Step 1: Measure your cabinets and draw a diagram.

Begin by measuring your existing cabinets’ height, width, and depth. We recommend using a digital camera to get measurements right the first time. This is very important because your new cabinets will be installed where your old ones were, so it’s critical that you get this step right! If you don’t feel comfortable making these measurements yourself, ask someone to help you.

When you’re finished, go back over all your measurements again to be sure they are correct because this is the first step toward ordering new cabinets that fit correctly into your space! To start things off on the right foot, it’s crucial that you have an accurate drawing of your existing kitchen layout. Use a photo of your kitchen, or if that’s not available, sketch the cabinets in pencil on any spare piece of paper you might have.

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Step 2: Measure the distance between your cabinets.

Measure the spaces between all of your cabinets (the width). Be sure to measure the inside edge to the inside edge, not the outside edge to the outer edge. You don’t want to include any trim or molding in these measurements because you’ll deal with this when installing the new cabinets. And definitely ignore any wainscoting or chair rail!

measure ceiling height

Step 3 – Don’t forget to measure the ceiling height.

It’s easy to forget that the cabinet height goes all the way up to your ceiling. Measure from the top of the countertops to the bottom of the cabinets and add 1″ for clearance. This will help you get the right height for your cabinets.

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Step 4: It’s essential to measure all kitchen windows and doors.

This is just as important! If the kitchen window is installed in the middle of a wall, you’ll need to know this before ordering your new cabinets. Likewise, measure all door openings (even if they are closed)! It is also helpful to know where your outlets are located.

kitchen floor plan

Step 5: Draw a floor plan for your new cabinets.

Use the measurements you’ve taken for your new cabinets and draw a diagram showing where each cabinet will fit. Do this on paper before you place an order because if one of the dimensions changes, it could affect all the other cabinets that fit around it!

This is also an excellent opportunity to think about whether or not any appliances such as dishwashers, microwaves, or ovens will fit into the space you’ve measured. You don’t want to forget these appliances and find out they don’t fit once your kitchen is torn apart!

double check measurements

Step 6: Double-check your measurements with a tape measure.

Now that you’ve taken accurate measurements of your existing kitchen, it’s time to double-check them with a tape measure. This will ensure that you have precise measurements for your new cabinets and make sure they fit!

Again, be sure to measure from the inside of one space to another (not from the outside edge), and remember there may be molding between spaces.

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Step 7: Call a kitchen remodeling company in Denver, CO.

After ensuring your measurements are accurate, call our kitchen remodeling company in Denver, CO, and schedule a free quote for new cabinets that will fit your space!

The nice thing about going to a professional kitchen remodeler is they can look at the layout of your kitchen and make suggestions from the sample books they have from various cabinet manufacturers.

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We offer affordable kitchen cabinets in Denver, CO.

Avi’s Remodeling is a kitchen remodeling company that installs new cabinets in the Denver Metro Area. We offer high-quality kitchen cabinets at an affordable price from the top brands in the markets, such as:

  • J&K Cabinetry
  • JSI Cabinetry
  • Crown Cabinets

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J&K Cabinets

J&K Cabinetry specializes in high-quality cabinets. J&K provides customers with an extensive product line, including custom cabinet options that fit any kitchen need at competitive prices. . The company has built a solid reputation for offering great products and exceptional service to almost every major city in the United States.

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JSI Cabinets

At J&K cabinetry, we offer a wide range of luxury cabinets from the top manufacturers in the industry. Cabinets by JSI are manufactured with Hettich hardware and feature one-piece solid wood doors and drawers. The quality is unmatched throughout the industry. Daily, we install these high-quality cabinets in homes throughout Denver and surrounding areas.

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Crown Cabinets

Since 1989, Crown Cabinetry has built its reputation as one of America’s leading custom cabinet manufacturers. Our unrelenting commitment to excellence is evident in every cabinet we produce. We use only the highest quality materials available and apply our extensive knowledge and expertise with woodworking to ensure that you get cabinets that are the epitome of strength, beauty, and functionality.

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Multifunctional kitchen cabinets for any budget

Our cabinets are priced to fit any budget, and we offer a full range of options that will create the kitchen you’ve always wanted. We also offer free in-home consultations and can be at your house 24 hours after receiving an order.

Our remodeling company is fully insured and licensed by the State of Colorado, and we carry a General Contractor’s License.

Avi’s Remodeling offers a satisfaction guarantee on all of our cabinets and installation services! We’ll be glad to provide you with any references from past clients at no cost or obligation. Call us today at (720) 325-2325.

Our website offers a full gallery of our work to give you ideas for your new kitchen cabinets, as well as galleries from other, remodels we’ve completed in the past.

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Visit our kitchen showroom in Denver.

Inspiration and kitchen remodeling ideas are only the beginning of what we offer our clients in our Denver kitchen and bath showroom.

We’re well known for our showroom filled with kitchen inspiration and ideas to help you create the perfect kitchen. You can check out what other customers have done or come up with your design! And if you aren’t sure, we offer free consultations at no cost, so you know exactly what it will look like

In addition to our article on measuring a kitchen, we offer more great advice at our blog: Kitchen Remodel Ideas.

Avi the Remodeler

Avi the Remodeler

Avi is one of a kind remodeler. Since the 1990s Avi is working as a General Contractor. Do you have a question? Contact Us and Avi will get back to you.

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