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Taking Dimensions For Kitchen Cabinets

Mar 29, 2008
Kitchen is one of the corners of the house that needs special attention when it comes to cabinets as there are umpteen number of small thing that are required in kitchen from knife, spoons to big utensils that are not used everyday in most cases, so have to be kept in cabinets. Now if you are shifting to a new house or are thinking to get your kitchen renovated, there must be millions of designs that you could have searched for in magazines or over the Internet to get your cabinets made. The choice is just endless with simple wooden cabinets to the elegant ones with beautiful glass designs.

No matter which design you may choose, the most important consideration will still remain to be the measurements of the kitchen, so that the order for the size of the cabinets can be placed. Though you may decide for the designing part on your own, it is always better to take professional help from an architect when it comes to measurements for cabinets. This is essential because any discrepancy in measuring the dimensions can cause huge losses for you and might also lead the whole cabinet that has been designed to be useless. Therefore it is important to have accurate dimensions of the walls, windows, chimney (if any) and other things that have been fixed in the kitchen so that the cabinet fits well on the walls.

Another benefit of hiring a professional to take the dimensions for kitchen cabinet is that, a professional can tell you the estimate of installing cabinets according to the measurements of the kitchen and the design selected by you. This will help you reduce your to plan accordingly if the expenses are exceeding your budget. The best way of taking measurements is to start taking dimensions in inches of every wall and window. Now print the shape of a room with free hand including every window and door. These are measured from the outside edge to the outside edge of its trim. To ensure the accuracy of dimensions taken add all dimensions on every wall and see if the total equates with the total dimension of the wall which is listed on chart.

If the two doesn't equate then it means that there is any inaccuracy in your dimension and you need to take all the dimensions again. Centerline of sink can be measured from any particular corner of wall. Record these measurements on your rough draw. Record even the smallest of dimensions. Also record the dimensions of the depth and height. Indicate the location and dimensions of them with a dotted line. Do not forget to mark the location of every electrical fixture, switch or any outlet on the wall. Once, this is done, you have got your rough plan. Simply fair these dimensions and the entire plan and immediately place your order to get the new dimensions for your kitchen. Hence, taking dimensions for kitchen cabinets is not an easy thing, but it is better to seek the help of a professional.
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William I. Neil is an architect, providing information and directories about home decor, please visit Kitchen Cabinet
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