REQUIRED MEASUREMENTS FOR ALL PROJECTS REQUIRING ATTACHMENT TO WALL(S)
Using either a drawing program or hand-drawn method, draw a floor plan of the area walls where the project will be installed. Include in this sketch all windows and doorways, along with any structural obstructions or protrusions on any of these walls (columns, pipes, dividing walls, etc), end walls are not obstructions, but need to be included in the floor plan layout.
Measure & record all wall lengths and note them on each wall, including wall ends. Note these on each wall with lines and arrows or slash marks.
Measure & record all window openings (width x height x elevation from floor). The width & height of all windows includes ANY case molding or interior sills. This applies to all doors or door ways with a casing.
Measure the height of the walls and note this in an area titled "Ceiling Height". If there is a structural soffit, measure the height and depth and record this in an area titled "Soffit Dimension". If there is no structural soffit, indicate the total height from the finished floor to the highest point of cabinets that you are requesting.
Measure and record the locations of any HVAC vents that are on ANY wall where this project is going.
At this time, you may ignore the locations of electrical outlets and switches.
Note on the plan the center locations of the following items: Sink, Range, Refrigerator.
Indicate on which side the Dishwasher will be located by placing the letters "DW" to either the left or right of the sink's center line.
To obtain a preliminary estimate for your custom cabinet project, please follow these simple steps. Remember that you are taking measurements for a preliminary quote and NOT for manufacturing. While it is not necessary to be exact, be as close as you can in your measurements.
Photos of the project area
Photos of the current project area are very helpful when estimating. They allow us to orient the floor plan that you have created to each photo. When taking photos it's best to use a standard digital camera that allows a wide angle view, if you do not have one photos can be taken by digital cameras. Either way, you will need to transfer these photos to a digital file that can either be transferred to our computer and placed in a digital file folder along with your other information.
When taking photos, it's a good idea to start from the first wall to your left, taking photos of every entire wall from left to right. If you are emailing these, please transfer all photos to a separate file and attach that to the email.
Please ensure that all photos are as clear as possible.
Choosing Doors & Drawer Fronts Styles and Finish Type/Color
We contract with Conestoga Wood Specialties for all of our pre-finished doors and drawer fronts and match those colors with the same high quality finishes by Sherwin-Williams Commercial Laboratories for all exposed surfaces that are manufactured at our location.
Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions or need any clarification of the above instructions.
We look forward to receiving your information and offering you a preliminary quote for your project.
Laminate Counter Tops
Measuring for a quote on a laminate counter tops is very simple. All we require is simple dimensions of the top, sink center from left or right end and notations of where the backsplash "S" and finished edges "C" are. See the sample layout below. Submitting this inormation, along with pictures are very helpful. You will also need to choose your laminate color/pattern and finish from either the samples located at FORMICA or WilsonArt