Step by step Planning Guide


Simple Kitchens are exactly that, we believe that improving your home, property or investment should be an exciting experience. Simple Kitchens endeavours to make your Kitchen improvement experience one that is Simple, that’s why we have provided our clients with the “Ready to Fit” kitchen range. The Simple Kitchens collection is our most popular design it is our Pre-assembled/ Pre-formed cabinets and joinery that will save our client’s time and money.

The crash course of how to draw up your design:

Renovating your kitchen, bathroom or laundry can seem like a daunting task, but it doesn’t have to be. We have set steps to make even the hardest part of the job easy with a precise step by step guide of how to measure your space so we can do the rest of the job!

Lets start; The old saying “measure twice and cut one” has never been more prevalent.


Measuring correctly will make this process as easy and simple as possible, try to follow these guidelines below:

  1. Measurements should be written in millimeters ‘mm’ (not in centimeters)
  2. Don’t round up your measurements; let us know to the millimeter this will make all measurements completely accurate on your final plans.
  3. Make sure to measure to the wall, not including the tiles as this will change your layout.

    What you’ll need: 

    To measure up your space you’ll need a couple of things:

    1. A tape measure
    2. Something to sketch onto. At the bottom of the page you’ll see a handy template to assist with this. Otherwise a blank piece of paper will do.
    3. Pencil and eraser if you require changes
    4. A ruler is handy to keep the lines as neat as possible

    Onto the sketch;

    Start by sketching out a layout of your kitchen. This will give us a good idea of your layout, and assist us on building the kitchen, bathroom or laundry you want.

    Tip: Take some photos of the layout and design, this will help us design your kitchen in case you’ve missed anything.

      Start with the walls:

      Work around the room in a clock-wise directing, and sketch your room starting with the first wall your looking to renovate.

      Draw the length of each wall – starting with the overall width and height of the wall your working on.

      Walls aren’t genuinely square and are often different sizes, the variants can be up to 30 millimetres. The exact measurements should be taken of each wall at three different points. This will allow us to use filler panels for installation tolerance.

      If there are anything is protruding from the wall, be sure to add them in. Such things as beams, posts etc. This will be important later on to assist us in creating a design to work around problem areas. This can also include plumbing, electrical outlets, light switches etc. The more detail the better we can design your space!

      Now for the doors or windows:

      Measure and draw any doors or windows into your design. This will let us work your kitchen around these problem areas. Measure in how far from the wall/roof they are and the size. Along with how high and wide the door is, this includes all trimming.

      Also measure and mark all windows from side to side. Make sure to measure from the bottom of any window trim to the floor and the top of the window trim to the ceiling .

      Finally, record the dimensions of any appliances which will be remaining in the design.

      Appliances: If your keeping the same location for the kitchen appliances, just mark that on the sketch, otherwise let us know where abouts you would prefer to have the appliances. This will let us create your space how you want around with different locations, but always

      Why not download our template measure up guide to use for your project? 

      Mable Benchtop Sample