We use a free design tool to measure up for your kitchen or bedroom floor plans and wall images
Downloaded through Google Play, RIDGID Sketch is a handy App / tool that allows you to calculate and communicate various measurements on your projects. It works in both drawing mode and photo overlay mode allowing you to develop precise room plans or annotate measurements within a picture
If you are not wanting to work with this great app, then by all means follow the info below to produce a floor plan and wall plans.
Floor plan for kitchen, it's the same idea for Bedrooms
Draw an outline of your kitchen floor (it does not need to be to scale), mark out the walls and all obstacles like windows, doors, archways, sloping ceilings and radiators. Please make all measurements in millimetres.
Other obstacles like a boiler, a fuse board, gas or electric meters, stop tap or gas supply valve may be located in a cabinet – these need to be measured and their location noted.
Tell us if you are planning to have any walls removed and show these on the plan.
If you plan to have an island installed we need to know which way the floorboards run or if you have a concrete floor.
Walls out of true
If you have any walls which are not at right angles to the adjacent wall – please show this on your plan.
Before you take your first wall measurement though, are your walls plumb straight? If they are out, then please take three measurements, a lower, a mid height and a tall one. Please make all measurements in millimetres. Use the shortest measurement as your correct wall length.
We need to establish the heights and locations of windows, sloping ceilings and things like boilers and fuse boards etc.
Measure the height, width and depth of these to the floor or ceiling.
Take the ceiling height measurement in at least two places in the room.
Your first measurement should be your skirting boards if fitted. we'll need their height and depth.
Obstacles where ever you look
If your boiler, electric meter/consumer unit or fuse board are to be housed in a cabinet we’ll need your product codes and the model numbers to check what clearances we need to allow. A photo of these would be useful too showing their locations in relation to doors and windows.
Switches and sockets can be moved and old extractor vents sealed up and remade to help your new design, recirculating the extractor could help too.
Have you given any thought to splash back boards or tiling? These can hide a lot of electrical channeling work or old tiling which could prove costly to plaster up during a kitchen installation.
Lastly, where is the kitchen located? It might be in a flat or a basement; can we get everything to you? Base cabinets are 560mm deep, tall housings are the same depth but 1870 mm, 2020mm, or 2300mm tall including leg bases. L shaped base corner units are the worst though, these are 770mm tall and difficult to manoeuvre. Some doorways are narrower than 770mm. We’ll need to know, to consider making these cabinets flat packed to get into your home.