how to measure:

  • sketch out the existing layout including the location of all windows, doors and closets.
  • measure each wall, corner to corner. record the sizes and locations of all openings and built-ins (doorways, pass-throughs, built-in bookcases, etc).
  • start at one corner of the room, measure the distance from the corner to the outside edge of the window casing; from there to the opposite edge of the window casing; and so on to the opposite corner.
  • continue this process around the room and note the measurements on your drawing.
    also include:

  • ceiling height for each room
  • location of all power outlets
  • height of windows and doors
  • location of windows on each wall
  • location of any wall or ceiling lights

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