Measuring for Your RTA Cabinets...Intimidated? Don’t be

Trying to figure out the right measurements and sizes for cabinets can certainly be a challenge. The last thing you want is to have ordered some obscure pieces that don’t end up fitting correctly. Not only is it a hassle but it also ends up being a waste of money, as well. 

With that being said, it’s worth knowing just what to do and what not to do when it comes to measuring cabinets. 

Start off with a floor plan

Before you start measuring your cabinet space, you firstly want to have a draft of your floor plan with the exact measurements of the room. This will help give you an indication of how the cabinets you choose will fit into the space and, hopefully, without too much obstruction.

It’s always important that you double check your measurements along the entirety of the process in order to ensure they’re correct.

Have the right tools for measuring

In order to measure correctly, it is imperative to the fit that you have the right tools to do so. This includes a tape measure and graph paper, if you have any.

You’ll want to measure the following areas of the space horizontally:

  1. Measure from wall to wall at 36” height.
  2. Measure from corner to window or to the door opening.
  3. Opening from trim edge to trim edge.
  4. Measure from edge of trim to far wall, comparing the sums of this one and the above two (#2 and #3) with measurement #1.
  5. Mark out any locations where there are water lines, gas lines, drains or electrical outlets.
  6. Measure from wall to wall above the window and then compare this to the top point.

And for vertically, you’ll need to measure from:

  1. Floor to the window sill
  2. The window sill to the top of the window
  3. From the top of the window to ceiling
  4. Finally make sure to measure from floor to ceiling, comparing all of the above vertical measurements.

Check & recheck the measurements

As has already been mentioned, checking and rechecking the measurements you take is very important. If not, then you’ll only be disappointed when it doesn’t end up fitting your space. So always check and recheck to ensure it’s right.

Use RTA Direct free design service

RTA Direct has a fantastic design service that allows you, as the client, to see your cabinets before they’re physically made. This can be a great opportunity to design your cabinets exactly how you’d like them to exactly appear. This means that there’s less chance of you being disappointed and it also ensures the money you spend is well invested in these deeply discounted kitchen cabinets.

With ready to assemble cabinets, you also have the ease of putting it all together yourself or if you’re not so skilled at assembling, there are always contractors available for hire. Utilizing the RTA Direct design service can help provide you with the peace of mind that comes with purchasing the right size and style furniture for your home.