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How to Properly Measure Your Countertop

STEP 1
Draw a simple sketch of your kitchen on graph paper. Draw your kitchen as if you are looking at it from above. Don't forget to include islands, bars, and backsplashes. 

STEP 2
Measure cut outs such as sinks or counter cook tops from the outside and label the measurements on your drawing. Also take a measurement from a wall to the center of each cutout. You can use squares or rectangles to signify where a cut out occurs in the countertop.

STEP 3
Use a regular tape measure for measuring your countertops in inches. Start from the outside edge and measure the length along the wall. If an oven or other appliance separates counter pieces, measure the lengths on both sides of the appliance and add them together. Measure the width at the edge of the counter from the wall to the front of the countertop.

STEP 4
Include the overhang in your measurements.

STEP 5
Record the backsplash measurements by measuring from the top of the countertop to the top of the backsplash. Sketch the backsplash onto your drawing along with the measurements. Fax, email, or bring your drawing to Empire and we will generate a quote based on the provided information. Some quotes may take longer than a day depending on desired material.

STEP 6
Bring measurements to installers and have them convert your measurements into square feet. If your interests include wanting more counter space added, be sure to mention this to Empire so we can include it in your estimate.

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