Measure Your Kitchen

Whether designing your dream kitchen from scratch or revamping an existing one, the best-laid plans start with proper measurements. Here are some great tips for accurate measuring and space planning.

Tips for Measuring Your Kitchen

1. Ensure accuracy. You’ll need a tape measure, straight edge and graph paper. (Download Graph Here)

2. Measure clockwise. Record the overall length of each wall, working to your right around the room. Label walls, windows and doors with numbers.

3. Get the width and height. Take horizontal measurements of walls at 36-inch height. Record vertical measurements floor to windowsill, from windowsill to top of window, from top of window to ceiling, then from floor to ceiling.

4. Find your center. Indicate the center-line of all permanent features in all measurements including wall oven, range, sinks, windows, doors, closets, ducts and outlets.

5. Include the trim. When measuring doors and windows, the casing is considered part of the door or window. Measure from one side to the other of the door or window trim, then measure from the outside of the trim to the middle of the window or door.

Things to Keep in Mind when Measuring Your Space
Key
  1. Lighting

  2. Cabinet Height

  3. Work Triangle

  4. Fridge Landing Area

  5. Sink Landing Area

  6. Waste Receptacles

  7. Dishwasher Placement

  8. Electrical Outlets

  9. Oven Landing Area

  10. Work Aisle

  11. Cooking Surface Landing Area

Calculator Use

Use this calculator to find the square footage, square yardage, square meters or acres for a building, home, garden or construction project. Calculate square footage, yardage, meters and acres for landscape, flooring, carpet, or tiling projects to estimate area and the amount of material you will need. Also calculate the cost of materials when you enter the price per square foot, price per square yard or price per square meter.

Price is entered in the fields, for example,


price: $3.00 per: 1 square unit: foot (ft²)
meaning $3.00 per 1 square foot

or
price: $25.00 per: 1000 square unit: foot (ft²)
meaning $25.00 per 1000 square feet

 

How to Calculate Square Footage

Square footage is area expressed in square feet. Likewise, square yardage is area expressed in square yards.  Square meters is also a common measure of area.

Assume you have a rectangular area such as a room and, for example, you want to calculate the square footage area for flooring or carpet.

The way to calculate a rectangular area is by measuring the length and width of your area then multiplying those two numbers together to get the area in feet squared (ft2). If you have on oddly shaped area, such as an L-shape, split it into square or rectangular sections and treat them as two separate areas.

Calculate the area of each section then add them together for your total. If your measurements are in different units, say feet and inches, you can first convert those values to feet, then multiply them together to get the square footage of the area.

Floor Shopping Tips – Select The Right Floor For You!

Is the vinyl floor in your kitchen looking a little worn and outdated? Maybe you’ve been thinking of replacing the carpet in the family room with a hardwood or laminate flooring solution. Purchasing a new floor is a big decision that requires careful planning.

So, where do you start? First, you must decide on the proper flooring type for your specific project. There are many floor coverings solutions, including carpet, hardwood, laminate, luxury vinyl, and ceramic tile. If you aren’t sure what flooring type you want, visit our flooring product and inspiration pages or stop by one of our conveniently located showrooms and discover the world of today’s flooring options.

Below, we’ve arranged for some high-level shopping tips to guide to the perfect floor for your home.

What Type Of Floor Are You Installing?

Once you’ve decided on a floor type, the next step is to think about the room where your new floor will be installed. This is an important part of the process because you want to make sure the floor fits your lifestyle and your budget.

Top things to Consider:

  • Which room?

  • Amount of traffic?

  • Pets?

  • Which level of your home?

  • Is the room moister-prone?

What’s Your Specific Floor Style?

Find a floor that matches your specific life style and your overall room decor.

You don’t want to install a new floor and then realize you’re going to spend more money redecorating – unless of course you’ve already budgeted for it.

Style Types include:

  • Traditional

  • Southwestern

  • Modern

  • Vintage

  • Rustic

  • English Country

  • Shabby Chic

  • Art Deco

  • Asian

  • Coastal

  • Eclectic

  • French

  • Mediterranean

  • Mid-Century Modern

Budget

When you’re renovating the flooring in your home, it’s exciting to think of all of the available possibilities. However, most homeowners are on a budget, forcing them to compromise on their dream flooring. At ASAP KB&F, we understand how important it is to save on home improvement while retaining quality.

To that extent, our experts will assist you with any of your flooring needs. We want to take the sting out of the renovation process, and we’ll start by bringing the samples straight to you in the comfort of your home! Professional flooring installers will come to your home to assess your space and sub-floor (the floor your new floor will go over) and then provide a written estimate. Call today to schedule a professional in-home consultation.

Do Your Flooring Research

Most homeowners begin their floor shopping online to check out designs, colors, costs, and installation methods.

Some like to read product and floor choice reviews!

Time To Begin Shopping!

Chances are, you’ll shop for your new floor in one of three places: a flooring store, a home center, or online.

If you are going to a bricks-and-mortar store, make a list of the things you’ll need to take with you.

  • Measurements

  • Photos of your room or a rough sketch

  • Decor elements: paint charts, fabric swatches, and pillows

  • Floor samples

Arriving At ASAP Kitchen Bath & Flooring

When you arrive at your convenient ASAP Kitchen Bath & Flooring showroom, ask our highly trained and professional sale representative all of your questions!

  • Will this floor work in my (Which Room)?

  • Can I install this floor myself?

  • Is this floor easy to clean?

  • I have a concrete sub-floor, What floor can I put over it?

  • Do I need to replace my sub-floor?

When you’re satisfied with your choice, it’s time to buy!

Installation Process

Now that you’ve selected your floor, it’s time to install it – or hire a professional.

If you’re a DIY'er, check out videos, chat-rooms, forums, and other online sources to get tips for installing your floor.

If you decide to install the floor yourself, please make sure to follow the directions that come in the flooring boxes. Don’t cut any corners!

If you don’t plan to install your floor yourself, our team of professional installers will install it for you.

Prepare Your Room Before Installation

Follow these tips to protect your furniture and your home during the renovation.

  • Remove all furniture and store everything in a safe area.

  • Seal off other rooms to keep potential odors and dust from seeping into the rest of your home.

  • Identify the work zone for your family, so they can stay out of the way.

  • Caution everyone to wear shoes to avoid stray splinters, nails, tools, etc.

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ASAP has licensed and insured professional contractors that continue to do quality work. If you need, we can refer you to a professional to do your next remodel project. ASAP is Solely responsible for warranting the product only. 

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