How to Measure for Kitchen Cabinets

Measuring Kitchen Cabinets

Welcome to our comprehensive guide on how to measure for new kitchen cabinets! As a seasoned kitchen cabinet maker, we understand how important it is to get accurate upfront measurements of your space. These dimensions will be used for a number steps along the way of building or remodeling your dream kitchen. We will use them for budgeting your cabinets and your countertop provider will use them to estimate counter options and pricing among others. This is the first step toward budgeting and designing your cabinetry. 


Understanding your layout is a very important step in preparing for any project.  Having an accurate set of measurements will allow you to collect accurate quotes and pricing from various companies, including your cabinetry provider. Let us show you the most accurate and effective way to get obtain your kitchen dimensions… it’s easy!

Steps to Measure for Kitchen Cabinets

How to Measure a Kitchen for Cabinets Accurately

When it comes to measuring a kitchen for cabinets, there are several key factors to consider in order to ensure a precise and accurate fit. While overall length, window and door locations, and ceiling heights are crucial details to note, there are a few additional steps you can take to obtain comprehensive measurements for your kitchen cabinets.


  1. Start with the overall length: Begin by measuring the length of the wall or walls where you plan to install the cabinets. Use a tape measure and record the dimensions from end to end, ensuring you capture any irregularities or corners accurately.
  2. Note window and door locations: Measure the distance from the edges of windows and doors to the adjacent walls. This information will help your cabinet company determine the best layout and placement of the cabinets while taking into account any potential obstructions or design considerations.
  3. Ceiling height measurements: Measure the height of the ceiling in your kitchen. This measurement is essential for ensuring that the cabinets will fit comfortably within the available space without interfering with any light fixtures or other ceiling-mounted objects.
  4. Consider appliance dimensions: While not critical for initial measurements, it’s helpful to have the dimensions of your appliances handy. These measurements will assist the cabinet company in designing appropriate spaces and ensuring the cabinets integrate seamlessly with your appliances.
  5. Additional measurements: Take note of any structural elements such as support beams, columns, or other protrusions that could affect the placement of cabinets. Also, consider the location of electrical outlets, plumbing fixtures, and any other utility connections to ensure that the cabinets do not obstruct access to these essential elements.

Remember, precise measurements are crucial for achieving a well-designed and functional kitchen. By following these guidelines for measuring your kitchen, and enlisting the assistance of Dean Cabinetry, you can ensure that your kitchen cabinets are measured accurately, allowing for a seamless installation process and a beautiful end result.

Have Your Measurements and Ready to Begin?