A Step-by-Step Guide to Measuring Your Replacement Kitchen Doors
The kitchen is often considered the heart of the home, and updating its look can breathe new life into the entire space. Replacing the cabinet doors is one cost-effective and efficient way to give your kitchen a makeover. However, accurately measuring your replacement kitchen doors is crucial to ensure a seamless and stylish fit before you embark on this exciting journey. This guide will walk you through the step-by-step process of measuring your replacement kitchen doors like a pro.
Step 1: Gather the Tools:
Before you start measuring, gather the necessary tools to ensure precision. You'll need a tape measure, pencil, notepad, or smartphone to record your measurements.
Step 2: Take Inventory:
Begin by making a list of all the doors you intend to replace. Note the quantity, sizes, and variations, such as drawer fronts or glass inserts. This inventory will serve as your roadmap during the measuring process.
Step 3: Measure the Height and Width:
For each cabinet, measure the height and width of the existing door. When measuring the height, start from the back of the door, as this is literally the flat part of the door. Measure from the top edge of the door to the bottom. For width, measure from one side to the other. Record these measurements in millimetres or centimetres, depending on your preference.
Step 4: Check for Variations:
Some kitchens may have doors with unique features like glass inserts or intricate designs. Measure the dimensions of these features accurately to ensure your replacement doors match the existing style.
Step 5: Measure Hinge Positions:
If you're using the existing cabinet hinges, measure their positions accurately. Note the distance from the top to the centre of the hinge holes and then measure from the bottom of the door edge to the bottom centre hinge hole. This information is crucial for aligning your replacement doors correctly.
Step 6: Double-Check Your Measurements:
Before finalising your measurements, double-check each one to ensure accuracy. Minor measurement errors can lead to ill-fitting doors, so take your time to confirm the numbers. As a side note, most of your base and wall doors should all be the same height for most doors. For example, if the base door height on most of your doors is 715mm, but you have one or two that are 716 or 717mm, then change these to 715mm as door height is generally one size when manufactured.
Measuring up your replacement kitchen doors may seem like a meticulous task, but it is a critical step for achieving a polished and cohesive look in your kitchen. By following these steps and measuring accurately, you'll be well on your way to transforming your kitchen with stylish and perfectly fitted replacement doors. Plus, think of the savings you make rather than buying a new kitchen.
If you require help or advice, contact our Universal Kitchen Doors team for more guidance. Happy measuring, and enjoy your kitchen makeover!
Universal Kitchen Doors Team