Measuring your Kitchen Worktops - What should you remember

By KoliqiMarble    10 / Jan / 2019    In Category Home and Family

Be it an island worktop or a wall-mounted kitchen worktop, the main attraction of a kitchen lies in the place where a precious rock enhances the ethereal beauty of the place. When you will enter someone’s kitchen, without any doubt your eyes will move first to the kitchen worktop which is the actual standalone structure in the entire part of the home. Even though some people use those similar precious rocks in the backsplashes yet the central attraction lies in the worktops.

While witnessing such wonderful artwork, you are definitely amazed at its glamour and splendid view. And that’s why your mind is conjuring different ideas of implementing one such magnificent kitchen countertop in your own kitchen isn’t it?

No matter how appealing it sounds, the reality is far more difficult to achieve since worktops are made from fragile rocks which should be installed in the correct manner. Even if the measurement is erroneous by one millimetre, the design will look like a live nightmare.

So, for implementing kitchen worktops cut to size in your own place, you do need to remember some of the most crucial facts about the entire measuring process because that is the deciding factor of the outlook of your kitchen.

A ROUGH SKETCH OF THE ENTIRE KITCHEN
The very first thing that you need to do is to draw a rough sketch of the entire kitchen. If you don’t have any existing kitchen worktop then sketching is the ideal thing to do before you move onto the installation part.

1. Firstly, sketch the entire room with the walls and the entrance. You can take the rough measurements if you don’t know how to scale the dimensions.

2. After this, sketch the different components of the kitchen which will include the appliances, the cabinets, the backsplashes, and so on.

3. After this, sketch the complete layout of your cabinets. Make sure to draw the edges in the proper manner because the worktop will be cut into the size according to the existing edges of the surface.

TAKING MEASURES OF THE EXISTING KITCHEN WORKTOPS CUT TO SIZE
After this, your next task is to measure the existing 20mm or  30mm kitchen worktops in inches. While measuring, keep the surface of the tape horizontal to the surface of the worktop and a little away from the edge to get the correct measurements. You need to measure the width in the same manner. After the measurement, you need to calculate the area in square feet and not in inches.

MEASURE THE NEW AREA WHERE YOU WISH TO INSTALL THE WORKTOPS CUT TO SIZE
For having the perfect worktops cut to size, the best way is to measure the new surface where you would like to have the worktop. The process of the measurement is the same. However, prior to the measurement, make sure you are drawing a rough layout of the new surface, be it the kitchen island or the cabinet.

TAKE MEASUREMENTS OF THE IRREGULAR COUNTERTOPS
For irregular corners, if you want to install the 30mm kitchen worktops, measure the angle which is perpendicular because that will give you the perfect balance. For an irregular surface, cut the segments into the known geometrical figures and then measure each segment separately.

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