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546 Medina Road, Medina Ohio 44256
(330) 253-1013
132 Walnut Road SW, Massillon Ohio 44646
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BUILDING 9

"Ohio's Largest Discount Building Materials Warehouse"

Is your kitchen outdated? Let Building 9 help you design the kitchen you've been dreaming of!
Bring us your room measurements for a FREE computer design and cabinet quote!
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Getting Started
Measuring For Cabinets

A good kitchen design depends on accurate measurements. First, decide what you need, what you want and what you'd like to keep and incorporate in your new kitchen. Then, help organize your thoughts and make it easier for others to understand your ideas by drawing a preliminary room outline and floor plan. They don't have to be works of art, just clear overhead sketches of your new kitchen.
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Measuring your space

Some of the first things you will need to know about your room are the dimensions. If you are building, your builder or architect can provide you with a set of plans to provide you with all the information needed.

If you are remodeling, measure the space carefully and create a sketch of the room. In the finished design you will show the locations of all appliances, plumbing, electrical outlets, light switches, windows and doors you wish to keep.

 (note - all measurements should be in inches)


Tools needed:    
1. A 25 foot metal tape measure       
2. graph paper         
3. pencil and paper

Walls
1.Begin in one corner, select a wall and measure its length from corner to corner.
2.Write the measurement on the corresponding wall on your sketch.
3.Go to the next corner and measure the length of the next wall.
4.Repeat steps 2 and 3 until all wall measurements are complete.
5.Measure the height of the room. Write this dimension in the space provided.

Windows and doors
1.Begin in the upper left corner of your drawing.
2.Moving clockwise, number the windows until you reach the starting point.
3.Repeat steps 1 and 2 for the doorways.
4.Measure the width of the window. See note below. Write the dimension on the drawing.
5.Measure the height of the window. See note below. Write the dimension in the table on the drawing corresponding to the window number.
6.Move clockwise around the room measuring each window until you reach the starting point.
7.Repeat steps 5 and 6 for the doorways.
NOTE:

Utilities
Locate any existing plumbing and measure the distance from each wall and floor. Repeat for electrical outlets, light switches, lighting hookups and telephone jacks.

Appliances
If you plan to keep any of your existing appliances, record the dimensions of each and a location where they are to be placed.
                                                                                                                                                                                                               
(source: http://www.schrock.com/)

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