MEASURING GUIDE

STEP 1: USING A PEN AND UN-LINED WHITE PAPER, SKETCH THE LAYOUT OF THE ROOM. DON’T WORRY ABOUT DRAWING TO SCALE.

STEP 2: USING A TAPE MEASURE, MEASURE THE ENTIRE LENGTH OF EACH WALL, CORNER-TO-CORNER.

STEP 3: AFTER THE ENTIRE LENGTH OF THE WALLS HAS BEEN MEASURED AND RECORDED, MEASURE EACH WALL IN DETAIL.

  • STARTING IN THE CORNER, MEASURE THE DISTANCE TO THE CASING OF THE FIRST WINDOW.
  • NEXT, MEASURE THE WIDTH OF THE WINDOW (INCLUDE CASINGS)
  • PROCEED TO MEASURE ALL ITEMS ON LENGTH OF WALL. ITEMS IMPORTANT TO INCLUDE ARE: DOORS, WINDOWS, BUILT-INS, RADIATOR, ELECTRICAL OUTLETS, SCONCE(S), ETC.
  • CONTINUE TO DO THIS FOR ALL OTHER WALLS.

STEP 4: ONCE YOU HAVE COMPLETED THE DETAILED MEASUREMENTS, ADD UP THE DETAILED MEASUREMENTS ON A CALCULATOR AND MAKE SURE THAT THEY ADD UP TO YOUR MEASUREMENT OF THE ENTIRE LENGTH WALL. IF THE NUMBER IS OFF BY MORE THAN 5 INCHES, QUICKLY RE-MEASURE LENGTH OF WALL AND DETAILS TO FIND ERROR.

STEP 5: ADDITIONAL MEASUREMENTS:

  • WINDOW HEIGHT
  • DOOR HEIGHT(S)
  • FIREPLACE (IF APPLICABLE): HEARTH LENGTH & WIDTH
  • HEIGHT OF CEILING FROM LOWEST POINT TO THE FLOOR

STEP 6: TAKE NOTE OF ALL CEILING LIGHT FIXTURES AND APPROXIMATELY INDICATE EXISTING PLACEMENT ON YOUR DRAWING

STEP 7: SCAN AND E-MAIL YOUR DRAWING TO US WITH ALL INFORMATION INCLUDED FROM THE STEPS ABOVE.