The more careful and accurate your measurements are during the estimation process, the fewer surprises there will be when you get to finalizing your countertop project.
Remember that these instructions are just for preliminary estimation purposes. We will still come out to laser template your layout.
First, assemble your “tools” for taking the measurements:
Grid Paper- download below
Then follow these steps to take accurate measurements of the countertop space:
Draw a diagram of your countertop space on the paper. In the drawing, don’t forget to include the backsplash areas as well.
On your drawing, make sure to include the spaces for your sink, cooktop, bar sink etc. Some home owners think that sink or cooktop areas need to be excluded from the measurement. But it is not a true measurement because the sink or cook top cutouts are done in the entire countertop.
Use your tape measure to measure the countertop length from wall to wall (in inches), not just from one edge of your current countertop to the other.
Write down the length in the appropriate space on your drawing or piece paper whichever the case may be.
Measure the depth of the countertops from the wall, but keep in mind, the standard countertop depth is usually 25 ¼ inches for a countertop; this is the common overhang from standard 24-inch cabinets.
Don’t forget to measure the backsplash height! If you currently have a 3-inch backsplash, but want to bump that up to 4 inches, it will obviously affect your estimate.