Kitchen Confidential: How to Measure Your Cabinets

Follow these steps for measuring your kitchen before calling in the cabinet pros

Whether you’re designing your own kitchen cabinets or counting on a professional to get the job done, it’s beneficial to take your own cabinet measurements. Having them on hand when you enter the cabinet shop lets you or your designer start crunching numbers quickly.

Measuring for new cabinets isn’t necessarily an intuitive venture. You have to know:

  • center points of major appliances
  • dimensions of windows, and
  • the height of your ceiling

After you grab your tape measure and a notebook, follow these four steps to make sure the numbers add up.