This practical guide will assist you in the planning and designing of your new kitchen and will help us to better understand how
you envision its layout. By following the steps of this guide you will be able to provide us with the necessary information that we
require to present you with a technical plan, perspectives and your quote.
With the help of this guide and the grid as your tools, you will be able to create an overall plan view and mark the locations of
windows, doors, electrical outlets, gas entry, plumbing, etc.

Take measurements carefully and verify your measurements several times.

Calculate distance between walls by measuring at 3 different levels; floor level, waist level and at the ceiling level. This precision
is necessary because it is possible that the walls are not perfectly straight or steady. Make sure to subtract from your calculations
the gypsum thicknesses for all unfinished walls. For any dropped ceilings or beams, measure their depth and height and also
measure the distance from the floor.
Take measurements carefully and verify your measurements several times.

Indicate locations of electrical cables and outlets, drains, plumbing and gas lines

Locate these installations and determine whether or not it is possible to move them. It is important to account for them in your
planning. Measure from the closest corner to the centre of the pipe and indicate the measurement on the grid. If you intend to
move the sink, indicate where it will be relocated on the grid.

Indicate exact window locations

Measure the exterior width and height of the frame of each window. Also measure the space between the exterior of the window
frame and the floor and between the exterior of the window frame and the ceiling. Make sure to indicate these measurements
on the grid.
Measure the exterior width and height of the door frame for each door. Also measure the space between the exterior of the door
frame and the ceiling. Make sure to indicate these measurements on the grid. Make sure to note on the grid the door swing
direction, that is whether the door opens towards the interior or exterior.

Indicate exact door locations.

Note all the visible ceiling obstructions like a dropped
ceiling or fake beam, and indicate the measurements
(height, depth, width) on the grid.