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.


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.