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How to measure and draw your room

Measuring and drawing your room is simple if you follow our step by step guide. The plan doesn’t need to be neat or to scale; all we need is the rough shape of the room and the wall to wall measurements.

You don’t need to worry about the position of sockets and radiators at first. A rough plan is more than enough to generate an initial design and quote. We can iron out the finer details later.

Once you’ve drawn your plan, simply take a photo of it on your phone and email it to design@diyfitted.com

If you need any help, call our friendly team on 01530 830 029.

Please watch the video below for an example of how to sketch your plan.

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What you’ll need

 

You’ll need a pen, paper, and a tape measure. Ideally, you’ll also have a partner to hold the end of your tape.

If you want to be super accurate, or are measuring alone, buy a laser measure such as this £25 Vorstick one from Amazon.

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Draw the room

 

Start in one corner of the room and work clockwise. Draw the rough shape of the room, freehand. It does NOT have to be to scale or a work of art. All we need is the rough shape of the room.

Measure wall to wall. Ignore skirting boards and ceiling coving; we factor these in to our design for you.

Mark the position of any windows and doors.

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Measure wall to wall

 

Measure wall to wall. Ignore skirting boards and ceiling coving; we factor these in to our design for you.

Get as close to the wall as possible to ensure that your tape is straight.

If you’re using a tape, ask a partner to assist you by holding the end. If you are alone, simply run the tape along the ground between the two walls.

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Measure wall to wall

 

Measure wall to wall. Ignore skirting boards and ceiling coving; we factor these in to our design for you.

Get as close to the back wall as possible to ensure that your tape is straight.

Mark the position of any windows and doors. Measure walls up to the window reveals and door architraves.

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Measure windows and doors

 

Treat windows and doors as separate sections. DO NOT simply measure the overall length of a wall that contains a door or window. If you do, we won’t know where on the wall the door or window is!

When measuring windows, measure up to the window reveal (ignore the sill)

When measuring the door, include the architrave. The door measurement should measure to the outside of the architrave.

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Measure the ceiling height

 

Measure the ceiling height in multiple places and submit the lowest measurement. It is normal for the ceiling height to differ across the room.

It is likely that your ceiling height will be different in different places. This is due to uneven ceilings, floors, or both! You have an 80mm tolerance from the top of your wardrobes to your ceiling height, so uneven ceilings are not a problem.

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Optional extras (position of plug sockets and radiators)

 

Depending on the complexity if your design, you can add in extra details such as the position of radiators and plug sockets.

Simply mark these on the plan using the key below so we know where on the wall they are located.

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If you need any further assistance, please download this PDF.

If you still require more help, please call 01530 830 029 to speak to our design team.