Measuring your current kitchen counters will help you get an accurate quote to help you understand what the costs of your new counters will be.
- First, begin by sketching out the layout of your kitchen counters. Include on this design the locations of anything that is set into the counter, such as sinks and cook tops. Do this as much to scale as possible. The ideal is to draw it perfectly to scale with graph paper, but the most important thing is the dimensions you will do in step 2. If you don’t have graph paper, go ahead and use a blank sheet of paper.
- Using a measuring tape, measure from the wall to the edge of the kitchen counters. Measure the length and width of each counter area and note it on the piece of paper. Measure the length and width of any inclusions (such as sink or stove).
- Remember if you are extending any kitchen counters to add those extra dimensions to your measurements. If you are interested in turning your kitchen island into a bar, this is the perfect time to do it. Also, if your counter extends into any window, or if you would like to add pieces of the countertop slab to your window sills (much better at repelling water than wood!), please note those measurements as well.