FIELD MEASUREMENT GUIDE
Using a pen and un-lined white paper or graph paper, sketch the basic layout of the room. Don’t worry about drawing to scale.
Using a tape measure, measure the entire length of each wall, corner to corner. I prefer to do this around the middle of the wall height to get the most accurate dimension.
After the entire length of the walls have been measured and recorded, measure each wall in detail.
• Starting in the corner, measure the distance to the casing of the first window or doorway.
• Next, measure the width of the window/doorway (include casings).
• Proceed to measure all items on the length of the wall. Items important to include are: doors, windows, built-ins, radiator, vents, electrical outlets, sconces, etc.
• Continue to do this for all other walls.
Once you have complete the detailed measurements, add up the detailed measurements on a calculator and make sure that they add up to your measurement of the entire length of the wall. If the number is off by more than 1.5”, re-measure the length of the wall and details to find the error.
• Window Height: Both sill height from the floor to the bottom casing, and the length the of the head height from floor to top of casing.
• Door Heights to the top of casing and actual opening size
• Fireplace (if Applicable): Hearth length, width, and height
• Height of the ceiling: This includes locating any soffits.
Take note of all ceiling light fixtures and approximately indicate existing placement on your drawing.
Label each wall North, East, South, and West so that when you send pictures of each wall, the files can be named accordingly to match.
On a separate page, include sketch and dimension of any furniture or furnishings that you plan on keeping. Be sure to measure from the widest/longest points.
Upload the completed sketches into your Design Questionnaire.