The "U-Shaped" Kitchen is ideal for the solo cook. The continuos countertop and cabinets surround the cook on three sides, putting everything within reach.
The "G-Shaped" Kitchen is a step up from the U-Shape kitchen. This design adds extra cabinets and counter space. In order to avoid feeling too closed-in, this layout works best when two of the walls are open to adjacent spaces.
The "Galley" Kitchen configuration is efficient for up to two cooks. However, the shape allows little extra room for crossing house-hold traffic.
The "Straight" Kitchen configuration is good for smaller homes, basements, condos and apartments. It offers the least effiecient kitchen plan but maximizes space.
Determine which layout you will be working with (ex. U-SHAPE, L-SHAPE etc).
Using the measuring procedure, carefully prepare a simple floor plan of your new (or existing) kitchen. Make sure you show the exact locations of doors, windows, range hood vents, gas lines, water lines, drains, switches, outlets, light fixtures, and vents.
Double-check all measurements! Kitchen Liquidators will not be held responsible for any incorrect submissions.
HOW TO MEASURE YOUR KITCHEN:
Accurate measurements are essential to planning your new kitchen. With these measurements our staff will be able to help you create your dream kitchen. Using a tape measure and graph paper, measure as outlined.
STEP #1 - MEASURE WALLS
Measure complete lengths of each wall (Wall A, Wall B and if applicable Wall C or D etc.)
STEP #2 - INDICATE BREAKS
Indicate all breaks in walls (windows, doors etc.) by measuring the width of them. Don’t forget to indicate any
permanent appliances, air vents, offsets, etc.
STEP #3 - APPLIANCE LOCATIONS
Place the stove, fridge, sink and dishwasher in the desired locations. Make a note of any other appliances such as microwave or other built-ins.
STEP #4 - MEASURE REFRIDGERATOR HEIGHT
Measure the height of your refrigerator! A tall refrigerator may prevent installing a kitchen cabinet directly above it.
STEP #5 CEILING:
Decide on the finished ceiling height.
If the ceiling is vaulted, provide the shortest and highest dimensions.
Start in one corner of the room
and work your way around all four walls, filling in each cabinet that you desire. Wall cabinets are generally 12" deep (unless specified) and bases are typically 24" deep (unless specified). Kitchen Liquidators cannot be held responsible for incorrect measurements.