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How To Measure Kitchen Countertops

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How To Measure Kitchen Countertops

Measure an L-shaped counter. Often countertops run along two perpendicular walls, forming an L-shape. When measuring this layout, you must first verify that your corner is a 90° angle. Measure and mark 3 feet from the corner along one wall. Measure and mark 4 feet from the corner along the other wall. Measure the diagonal distance between the two points. If the distance is 5 feet, then your corner is square.#*Divide the counter into two sections. To determine the length of section A, measure from one end of the counter to the wall. To determine the width of section A, measure from the front edge of the counter to the wall. To determine the length of section B, measure from the opposite end of the counter to the wall. Subtract the width of section A to get the length of section B. To determine the width of section B, measure from the front edge of the counter to the wall. Calculate the area (or square inches) of each section by multiplying the length times the width of each section (Length x Width = Area). Calculate the total square inches by adding together the areas of each section. Calculate the square footage by dividing the total square inches by 144 (Total Square Inches ➗ 144 = Total Square Footage).
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How To Measure Kitchen Countertops

How To Measure Your Kitchen 1. Ensure accuracy. You’ll need a tape measure, straight edge and graph paper. 2. Measure clockwise. Record the overall length of each wall, working to your right around the room. Label walls, windows and doors with numbers. 3. Get the width and height. Take horizontal measurements of walls at 36-inch height. Record vertical measurements floor to windowsill, from windowsill to top of window, from top of window to ceiling, then from floor to ceiling. 4. Find your center. Indicate the centerline of all permanent features in all measurements including wall oven, range, sinks, windows, doors, closets, ducts and outlets. 5. Include the trim. When measuring doors and windows, the casing is considered part of the door or window. Measure from one side to the other of the door or window trim, then measure from the outside of the trim to the middle of the window or door. Good to KnowIf you’re feeling uncertain, one of our kitchen specialists can help get you closer to your dream with smart plans that work for the way you live. For measuring tips, watch our video: How Do I Use a Tape Measure?
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How To Measure Kitchen Countertops

Measure the length of your existing countertops in inches. To measure the length of one section of countertops, run a measuring tape flush along the back edge of the section from one end to the other end. The beginning and end of a section is marked by a wall, edge of a cabinet, or an appliance. Round the measurement to the nearest ⅛ inch and record this measurement on your diagram or a separate sheet of paper. Repeat this process until you have measured the length of each section of your countertops. Do not stop measuring when you reach a sink, but continue to measure beyond the sink until your reach the end of a cabinet, appliance, or a wall.
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How To Measure Kitchen Countertops

How To Measure Your Kitchen 1. Ensure accuracy. You’ll need a tape measure, straight edge and graph paper. 2. Measure clockwise. Record the overall length of each wall, working to your right around the room. Label walls, windows and doors with numbers. 3. Get the width and height. Take horizontal measurements of walls at 36-inch height. Record vertical measurements floor to windowsill, from windowsill to top of window, from top of window to ceiling, then from floor to ceiling. 4. Find your center. Indicate the centerline of all permanent features in all measurements including wall oven, range, sinks, windows, doors, closets, ducts and outlets. 5. Include the trim. When measuring doors and windows, the casing is considered part of the door or window. Measure from one side to the other of the door or window trim, then measure from the outside of the trim to the middle of the window or door. Good to KnowIf you’re feeling uncertain, one of our kitchen specialists can help get you closer to your dream with smart plans that work for the way you live.
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How To Measure Kitchen Countertops

Installing new countertops can refresh your kitchen or bathroom. To compare costs of countertop materials, like laminate and granite, you will need to provide contractors with the approximate square footage of your countertops. After drawing a diagram of your space, measure and record the lengths and widths of each section of your existing countertops or new cabinetry. Calculate the square footage by finding the area of each section, adding the areas together to find the total square inches, and then dividing the total amount of square inches by 144.
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How To Measure Kitchen Countertops

Measure irregular countertops. If your countertops are irregularly shaped, divide the countertop into square sections. These sections may overlap and or include negative or blank space. Once your have sectioned off the countertop into squares, measure the length and width of each section. For each section, multiply the length by the width. Calculate the area (or square inches) of each section by multiplying the length times the width of each section (Length x Width = Area). Calculate the total square inches by adding together the areas of each section. Calculate the square footage by dividing the total square inches by 144 (Total Square Inches ➗ 144 = Total Square Footage).
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How To Measure Kitchen Countertops

1. Ensure accuracy. You’ll need a tape measure, straight edge and graph paper. 2. Measure clockwise. Record the overall length of each wall, working to your right around the room. Label walls, windows and doors with numbers. 3. Get the width and height. Take horizontal measurements of walls at 36-inch height. Record vertical measurements floor to windowsill, from windowsill to top of window, from top of window to ceiling, then from floor to ceiling. 4. Find your center. Indicate the centerline of all permanent features in all measurements including wall oven, range, sinks, windows, doors, closets, ducts and outlets. 5. Include the trim. When measuring doors and windows, the casing is considered part of the door or window. Measure from one side to the other of the door or window trim, then measure from the outside of the trim to the middle of the window or door.
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How To Measure Kitchen Countertops

How To Measure a Countertop By: Paulette FaustMy daughter is a Junior in High School. One of her projects in Math class is to interview someone who job is impacted on a daily basis with Mathematical skills. Who better to interview but her own mother! The question might be raised did she take the easy way out or was she really interested? I thought I would give her the benefit of the doubt. It seems that because I have a small business that I use math every day, but one of the questions that I run across consistently is how do I figure out the square footage of my countertop? I am in the granite countertop business in Charlotte, NC. Although math comes easy for me, I must say some kitchen configurations are more complicated than your basic length times width. To start figuring out the square foot of a countertop take measurements of the total length of each piece of countertop you want granite on. This measurement should be along the back where the top meets the wall. Make sure your measurements are in inches, (FYI 1 foot = 12 inches). Typically, I multiply the length by 25.5 inches since most cabinets are 24 inches and the granite will over hang the cabinet by 1.5 inches. Once you get that figure divide that by 144 to give you square feet of granite. Example total length (102 + 60 + 18) x 25.5 = 4590 /144 = 31.9 sq ftIf you want to include a back splash multiply the length along the wall by 4 inches. Divide that number by 144 and that should give you square feet of granite backsplash needed. Example Total length (108 + 126 + 25.5) x 4 = 1038 / 144 = 1.8 sq ftIf you have an island or a bar top you need to measure the length times the width in inches and divide that by 144. Example (78″ x 48″)/144 = 26 sq ft Once you have all the square feet just add them up and you have the total square foot of the kitchen! It as easy as (length x width)/144! Example 31.9 + 1.8 + 26 = 59.7 total square feet of granite is needed for this kitchen! My math skills have improved as I use math every day. I can honestly say that I realize how important mental math is and how much I rely on my calculator. It is probably one of my most used tools.
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Note edge types or sweeps. Countertops are highly customizable. The unique touches you select may alter your quote and therefore should be noted in your diagram. Choose an edge type for your countertops: 3⁄8 inch (1.0 cm) rounded solid surface, eased stone, bevel stone, ogee stone, or bevel solid surface. Mark any sweeps, or rounded overhangs.
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Warnings Some stone countertops, such as granite, are cut from large slabs. The layout of your countertops may require multiple slabs. Therefore, the amount of material you need to purchase may exceed the total square footage required for the project.

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