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  1. Gather three items: paper, metal measuring tape, and a pencil/pen.

  2. Draw the shape of the room’s footprint to the best of your ability.

  3. Measure the ceiling height - write it on the side.

  4. Measure each of the room’s walls, end to end, and write the measurement on the paper next to each of the walls.

  5. Draw on each wall where there is an opening (like a door or window).

  6. Measure each of those openings from the outside to the outside of the trim around it. Both height and width. If it’s a window, measure from the floor to the top of the window sill.

  7. Write where each door opening is leading to and what the windows are looking out at as this will influence the design of your kitchen.

  8. Measure the wall space to the right and left of each of those openings. Write those measurements by the wall they refer to.

  9. Please note any mechanical locations that will not change, for example: the sink plumbing. View the following page for a hand-drawn example.

View the hand-drawn example below.

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