STEP 1 – Using a pen and un-lined white paper, sketch the layout of the room. Do not 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.
– Next, measure the width of the window (including casings).
– Proceed to measure all items (including depths when applicable) on length of wall. Items important to include are: doors, windows, built-ins, radiators, electrical outlets, sconce(s), etc.
STEP 4 – Once you have completed the detailed measurements, add up the measurements on a calculator and make sure they match up with 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 find error.
STEP 5 – Additional Measurements
– Window height
– Door height(s)
– Fireplace (if applicable): hearth length & width, mantle to ceiling height – Height of ceiling from lowest point of floor.
STEP 6 – Take note of all ceiling light fixtures and approximately indicate existing placement on your drawing.
STEP 7 – Scan or take a photo and upload your drawing to the client portal with all information included from the steps above.
ALTERNATE MEASURING RECOMMENDATION:
Download the app “Magic Plan”…I highly recommend this as an easy way to get a fairly precise room measure and it will create a visual floor plan for you. We use this app and find it to be a great tool. You will also be able to export your plan and upload it into the portal.
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