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step 1

Using a pen and un-lined white paper, sketch the layout of the room.  Don't worry about drawing to scale. 

step 2

Using a tape measure, measure the entire length of each wall, corner to corner.

step 3

After the entire length of the walls has been measured and recorded, measure each wall in detail:

  • Starting in the corner, measure the distance to the casing of the first window or door.
  • Next, measure the width of the window or door (include casings/framings).
  • Proceed to measure all items on the length of the wall.  Items important to include are:  doors, windows, built ins, radiators, electrical outlets, sconces, etc.
  • Repeat this with the remaining walls.

step 4

Once you have completed the detailed measurements, add up the detailed measurements on a calculator and verify that they add up to the measurement of the entire length of the wall.  If the number is off by more than 5 inches, quickly re-measure the length of the wall and details to resolve the errors.  

step 5

Make a note of the following additional measurements: 

  • Window Height
  • Door Height
  • Ceiling Height
  • Fireplace: Hearth Length & Width, Mantel Height

step 7

Scan and e-mail your drawing to us with all the information included from the steps above.  

step 6

Take note of all ceiling light fixtures and approximately indicate existing placement on your drawing.