How to Measure Your Kitchen

  • Start with the overall kitchen shape (square, rectangle). Next draw in all the appropriate obstacles such as doors, windows, or structural elements that will not be moved.
  • Measure! Working out from the corner, work one wall at a time. Most people find it easiest to start with the longest measurement on the wall, notate it, and then measure the distance from the corner to the obstruction such as a window, notate it, and then measure the obstruction and mark that down.
  • Rounding.  Although, we want the measurements to be as accurate as possible, rounding to the nearest quarter inch, is perfectly acceptable.  We can always ask for clarification and double check prior to the final order.
  • Layout.  Mark the location (or desired location if moving) of your kitchen components, such as the sink, oven and or cooktop, refrigerator, and any other significant appliances.
  • Ceiling height.  Don’t forget to include the height of your ceiling with your measurements.  This is critical in determining what size upper cabinets will be best for your space.
  • Take pictures!  Pictures are not only worth a thousand words, but can also help us get a better feel for the space and identify any potential gross mis-measurements.
  • Download and complete our cabinet design worksheet.
  • Email your layout and completed worksheet to info@nlcabinets.com or bring them in to our showroom located at 2710 Yakima Ave Tacoma, WA 98409

Want us to measure for you? Have one of our professional designers measure your space.  The $250.00 fee can be applied towards your cabinet order.  You will receive a copy of the measurements.  Call or email us to schedule your measurement.