Measuring Your Home


Stand in each corner of the room and take floor to ceiling pictures as if you were moving in a circle.

These pictures should visually connect.

These pictures are not meant to be pretty! It's about collecting as much information as possible.

You cannot take too many photos! More is always better than less.


Start in one corner of the room and move in a circle. Pretend like you're tracing the outline of the room- every turn of a wall counts!

Typically, we measure to the 1/4".

Make sure you are running the tape measure across a flat surface if at all possible. Move furnishings, window coverings, hanging clothes, etc. out of the way.

Try to keep the measuring tape straight. I.e., don't let the tape run downhill as it stretches across a wall.

For all doors and windows, we measure the part that would move. So ignore trim or any other decorative element. For doors, it's the width of the swinging door. For windows, it's the "cutout" in the wall, sheetrock to sheetrock.

For windows, we also need heights. Again, the window height is the "cutout" in the wall, sheetrock to sill. Additionally, we need the height from floor to the top of the window sill.

All openings with no doors are also measured from end to end. Do not include any decorative trim.

We typically do not need the wall "end" dimensions. Wall thicknesses are a standard dimension. We will call attention to any walls we think might be thicker.

Ceiling heights are easily measured in corners of the room by running the tape up the wall.


Please include widths of appliances.

Measure plumbing locations. This is easily done by measuring roughly to the center of a fixture. I.e., for a sink, hold the tape at a nearby perpendicular wall and measure to the drain.

We will call attention to any important fixture sizes we may need.