Measuring Your Kitchen

We have a well-deserved reputation for providing high-quality kitchens to the trade and have now brought our winning formula of quality, service and value to the public. With a heritage spanning 175 years, you can entrust us with one of the most important rooms in your home.

Measuring up your kitchen marks the start of the transformation and it’s therefore crucial that corners aren’t cut, in both the literal and hypothetical sense!

There are different ways of recording your kitchen measurements, however we recommend sketching two diagrams– a floor plan and a wall plan. To ensure that it is accurate and to scale, using graph paper with corresponding squares equalling one foot of real space is preferable.


Floor plan (Diagram 1)

  • Measure each individual wall, including window openings.
  • Mark out all windows and doors. Include details such as which way they open and whether they are internal or external.
  • Ensure electrical sockets, existing plumbing and fixed objects such as boilers are marked out in your plan.

Wall plan

Wall plan (Diagram 2)

  • Measure between the floor and the bottom of your windows.
  • In the instance of a sloping ceiling, measure the tallest and shortest heights.
  • For eaves, measure how far into your room they extend.

While we’ve tried to make the measuring stage as easy as possible through this guide, we understand sometimes you need a helping hand. Many of our showrooms offer help and advice – contact your nearest showroom for more information.

Once you have your measurements and diagrams prepared, visit one of our Howarth at home kitchen showrooms to speak with a kitchen design expert. They will be more than happy to advise on design solutions and budget, for free and with no obligation.