STEP 1: Using a pen and un-lined white paper, sketch the layout of the room. Don’t worry about drawing to scale.

STEP 2: Using a tape measure, measure the entire length of each wall, corner-to-corner.

STEP 3: After the entire length of the walls has been measured and recorded, measure each wall in detail.

  • Starting in the corner, measure the distance to the casing of the first window.
  • Next, measure the width of the window (include casings)
  • Proceed to measure all items on length of wall. Items important to include are: doors, windows, built-ins, radiator, electrical outlets, sconce(s), etc.
  • Continue to do this for all other walls.

STEP 4: Once you have completed 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 wall. If the number is off by more than 5 inches, quickly re-measure length of wall and details to find error.

STEP 5: Additional Measurements:

  • Window height
  • Door Height(s)
  • Fireplace (if applicable): hearth length & width
  • Height of ceiling from lowest point to the floor

STEP 6: Take note of all ceiling light fixtures and approximately indicate existing placement on your drawing


 Scan and e-mail your drawing to us with all information included from the steps above.