How to Measure for Kitchen Cabinets

Measuring Kitchen Cabinets

Welcome to our complete guide on how to measure for new kitchen cabinets! We’ve been assisting our clients with creating their dream kitchens for over 25 years and we know how crucial it is to get accurate measurements for your space.


These measurements are essential for various steps in building or renovating your dream kitchen. They help with budgeting your cabinets and allow your countertop provider to estimate costs and options. This is the first step in creating a budget and design for your cabinets.


Understanding your kitchen’s layout is a crucial part of preparing for any project. Having precise measurements will help you gather accurate quotes and prices from different companies, including your cabinet provider. We’ll show you the easiest and most accurate way to measure your kitchen – it’s simple!

Steps to Measure for Kitchen Cabinets

How to Measure a Kitchen for Cabinets Accurately

When it comes to measuring your kitchen for cabinets, there are some important things to keep in mind to make sure everything fits just right. While you need to know the overall length of your kitchen walls, window and door locations, and ceiling height, there are a few more steps to get detailed measurements for your stock, custom or semi-custom cabinets.


  1. Start with the wall length: Use a tape measure to measure the walls where your cabinets will go. Measure from one end to the other, making sure to capture any corners or irregularities accurately.

  2. Note where windows and doors are: Measure the distance from the edges of windows and doors to the nearest walls. This information helps your cabinet company figure out the best cabinet layout, considering any obstructions or design needs.

  3. Measure the ceiling height: Find out how tall your kitchen ceiling is. This measurement is crucial to make sure the cabinets fit comfortably without getting in the way of light fixtures or other things hanging from the ceiling. Also, very important if you are looking for floor to ceiling cabinets.

  4. Think about your appliances: While not needed for the initial measurements, having the dimensions of your appliances is helpful. It helps the cabinet company design spaces that work well with your appliances.

  5. Check for other items: Pay attention to structural elements like support beams, columns, or any things that stick out and might affect where your cabinets go. Also, think about where your electrical outlets, plumbing fixtures, and utility connections are so that your cabinets don’t block access to them.

Remember, precise measurements are super important to have a well-designed and practical kitchen. By following these steps and getting help from Dean Cabinetry, you’ll make sure your kitchen cabinets are measured accurately. That way, you can have a smooth cabinet installation and a beautiful final result.

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