How to Measure your Room Guide
How to Measure your Space
This guide will help you to provide us with the following information …
- A Floor Plan
- Wall elevations
- Furniture measurements
When you do all these things, you can scan and save your drawings, and add them to your Questionnaire.
How to Draw Your Space
- Use a pencil, sketch out the existing layout & be sure to include the locations of all windows, doors, and cupboards.
- Use a metal tape measure, to measure each wall, corner to corner. Label each wall A, B, C, D. It’s easier to hold the tape measure on the floor to measure. It’s also easier if you get someone to help you. Pick metric or imperial, use whichever you are most comfortable with.
- Write down the sizes and locations (and heights if applicable) of each window, door, doorway , electrical and media outlets sockets, ceiling and wall fixtures including built-in bookcases, radiators, cupboards, alcoves, or wall projections, etc.
- Measure and write down the ceiling height.
- Now, measure each window from the floor to the bottom of the window, and again from the floor to the top of the window. Then measure the width of the window and write down all those measurements.
When you finish the first wall, total the measurement; it should match the first overall measurement. Continue this process around the room, and note the measurements on your drawing.
Double check this information:
- Do you have plaster coving, and if so, how deep is it?
- The location of all power outlets and light switches
- The height and widths of windows and doors
- The location of windows on each wall
- The location of any wall lights, recessed and/or pendant ceiling lights
*When drawing in pencil, please make sure the lines are dark enough so when you scan your drawings back, we will be able to read them easily.
If you prefer to measure your room without using a tape measure, there are two apps that you can download for free, and use.
- Room Scan
- Magic Plan
However, measuring a room is not difficult task, particularly if you have someone to help you.
It is vital to the success of your design that your measurements are accurate. It is very easy to double check measurements that you have taken yourself. Remember the old saying “measure twice, cut once!” This process in not a test of artistic skill, so if you can draw a rough sketch of your room, not to scale, and document the measurements, we will do the rest.
Scan and save your sketches, and add them to your questionnaire.