HOW TO MEASURE COUNTERTOPS IN 4 EASY STEPS


Step 1. Get Some Graph Paper

If you are simply requesting a quote or rough estimate, you do not need to make a detailed rendering as suggested in this step, you can move to step #2.

You’re going to need a measuring tape, naturally, but you’ll find that the easiest way to get a clear idea of size and layout is with graph paper.

Creating a diagram will not only help to ensure accurate measurements, but if you do it right, it will display the angles and location of key items that help to determine precision sizing and the overall shape of your countertop.

Step 2. Measurement Mindset

Now you need to measure around the perimeter. This means measuring the longest sides (along the back wall/outside edges of counter surfaces), as well as the inner perimeter (the edge that overhangs cabinet fronts), and of course, the depth of the countertops (from the front edge to the back wall).

Step 3. Measuring Cutaways

You surely have a sink cutout, at the very least, and your countertop surface may be interrupted by appliances like a stove and a fridge, as well. You must include these measurements because they represent breaks in your surface and they could affect the slab size needed, as well as cuts that must be made to the stone.

Step 4. Final Details

There’s one more thing you have to measure: overhang. Your countertop doesn’t end at the front of your cabinets – it extends beyond. You need to measure any overhang on your current countertop surface to subtract from dimensions and determine the actual depth of the cabinets.

HOW TO MEASURE COUNTERTOPS IN 4 EASY STEPS

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