25 November 2021
The first step to any kitchen renovation whether you are considering getting in the experts in or undergoing the work on your own is figuring out your kitchen dimensions.
We've asked More Kitchen's Project Manager Rob frequently asked kitchen questions answering how to measure for a new kitchen.
How To Measure A Kitchen?
Before we begin answering how to measure a kitchen we always advise you get everything you need to be prepared. Ensure you have the basics; get a pencil, paper (ideally grid paper if you have it available) and a measuring tape.
Begin by drawing a rough outline of the shape of your kitchen, marking where all doors and windows are positioned, including the way they open.
You will need to also mark where the boiler, gas & electric & water meters are and often forgotten - where the stop tap is if they are located in your kitchen.
Start in one corner and go around measuring wall by wall, writing down each dimension as you go along. You should end back in the corner you started in.
You will also need split the wall into sections against a fixed point. For example, from the corner to the first unit and measure section to section to ensure you get an accurate measurement.
This should leave you with a measurement for the wall and measurement per section of the wall that when added up should both total to the same number.
Rob’s Top kitchen measurement tip
Always measure twice! Complete the same measuring process twice to ensure there isn’t a mistake with your dimensions as this can be costly when you get to the installation stage.
How to measure a kitchen for flooring will depend on the shape of your kitchen. If your kitchen is square or rectangular in shape you can simply measure the length and width of your kitchen and multiply them to together to get the m2 of your kitchen flooring.
If your kitchen is more awkward in shape, you will need to break it up to smaller rectangles and squares and times the length and width of each section and add them together to get the toilet.
An example can be seen below:
To measure the depth of your kitchen worktop simply take your tape measure and measure from the wall to the front of your worktop. The average worktop depth in the UK is 60 to 65cm.
To measure your worktop height, measure the distance from the top to the bottom of your work top. The average worktop height in the UK is 90cm.
To measure your worktop length start from one corner and measure from end to end, ensuring you don’t account for the same corner twice.
To find out more about average kitchen dimensions, take a read of our complete guide to kitchen dimensions.
Kitchen islands come in a wide range of sizes and designs.
To ensure your choice of kitchen island fits comfortably in your kitchen you will need measure kitchen flooring dimensions and the depth of your kitchen worktops – which can be seen above.
You will need to ensure there is a minimum of 90cm of floor space (excluding seating space) between the edge of your worktop/cabinet and the kitchen island for you to comfortably manoeuvre around your kitchen and open any draws or cabinets.
Offering a full kitchen design and fitted kitchen service we will measure your kitchen as part of our free design appointment. With kitchen showrooms in Leeds, Harrogate and Mirfield if you are ready to make your kitchen the heart of your home book a design appointment online today or call a friendly member of our team on 0113 201 5030.