How to measure for your new DIY kitchen

Every flat pack kitchen we manufacture is custom made right here in Brisbane, and because every cabinet we make is fully made to measure, you can be sure your DIY kitchen will be the perfect fit! These guidelines will help you to measure for your new kitchen, and if you have any queries please contact our friendly Brisbane team.

Getting the right dimensions is integral when planning your new kitchen, which is why the first step towards ordering your new DIY kitchen is to measure your existing space. It’s important to take your time to be precise.

Quick measuring tips

  • Measure clockwise and work your way around the room. This will help ensure you don’t miss any important measurements.

  • Be sure to include any casing/trims when measuring. This includes door frames, window sills etc.

  • In some cases existing electrical sockets and switches can be moved to suit your new kitchen.

  • If your room includes a door, be sure to mark which direction it swings

  • Ask for help! If you require any assistance understanding these directions, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

Tools you will need

Before you begin,  to measure for your flat pack kitchen you will need a few tools to ensure your measurements are accurate.

  • Tape measure

  • Pen

  • Graph paper (or just plain paper)

  • Ruler

Or, if you’re tech savvy, you can always use your iPad or tablet! There are a

number of apps available for planning your DIY project.

How to measure your room

You will be drawing a sketch of your room and recording all of the important measurements listed in the guidelines below. Essentially, what you need to know before planning your new DIY kitchen is: the height of the room, the length of each wall, and placement of existing features.

Information you will require are:

  • Measurements of walls and floors

  • Measurement and placement of doors and windows

  • Location of electrical outlets and light switches

  • Details of other architectural features

Firstly, measure the distance from the floor to the ceiling. Then,  start in the corner of the room, select a wall and measure the distance in millimeters of every item on that wall. This includes measuring and recording the height and size of every door and window, and noting the exact location of any important features, including their distance from the floor.

Then go to the next corner, and do the same thing. Continue around the room until every measurement is marked on your sketch. Whether you are keeping your existing appliances or purchasing new ones, we will require the brand and model numbers.


Lastly, double check all of your measurements.