As a homeowner, you’ve probably had the frustrating experience of buying an appliance that doesn’t fit in your home at least once. Learning how to measure space in your home effectively and precisely is critical, especially when it comes to spending hours upon hours in a store looking for the right appliance that will fit exactly as you planned.
“Double Checking’s” Importance
Even if it seems apparent, always double-check the space (and measurements) of the location where your new piece of furniture or appliance will be installed. If you want to avoid unpleasant shocks when your item arrives at your home, precision is essential.
It’s also worth noting that various appliances utilize different measures. Check the information in the next section for the proper way of measuring a possible new refrigerator or dishwasher, depending on what you’re trying to buy.
How to Measure a Refrigerator
Measuring a refrigerator is simple: measure the appliance’s height from the floor or the feed to the top. You’ll need to measure the width from one edge to the other, as you may already know. You should measure the depth of the unit from the front (including the door handle) to the back. It’s also a good idea to open the refrigerator to a 90-degree angle to see if it will fit in your home even when fully opened.
It’s practically impossible to get the measurements incorrect when buying a chest freezer! It is true that it is one of the simplest equipment to measure. Don’t forget to think about whether or not you’ll be able to open the lid!
What Do You Think Of A Range?
We couldn’t leave out ideas on measuring ranges in this article on how to properly measure for new household appliances. You can measure the distance between the ground and the top of the cooking surface. If you don’t want to be inaccurate, you shouldn’t take the measurement solely to the control panel. Bring your meter all the way up to the burner. It’s easy to calculate the width by measuring from the right to the left edge. Avoid handles while measuring the depth, and measure from the front to the back of the item.
Range Hoods Measuring
You may already be aware that range hoods are distinctive kitchen components. They come in a variety of shapes and sizes, making measurement difficult. But, in truth, it’s no more difficult than it is with other appliances.
Measure the unit from the bottom to the point where the chimney begins to get the height. It’s important to remember that you don’t have to go all the way up. For the width, measure from the left edge to the opposing one. Also, measure the depth of the device from front to rear. Don’t get distracted by the numerous curves; instead, measure only the sections that protrude the most. Keep in mind that the appliance must fit into the cabinet space; measure this area before going to the store!
Take the height of your new cooktop from the bottom to the top of the cooking surface. The width should be measured from the right edge to the opposite edge, and the depth should be measured from back to front. For an exact result, remember to measure from the protruding areas. Remember to measure the part of the unit that is supposed to fit beneath the counter to avoid committing one of the most typical mistakes.
Purchasing a Dishwasher
If you’ve ever measured a refrigerator, you’ll recognize that the process for measuring a dishwasher is fairly similar. Measure the height of the appliance from the bottom to the very top. For accurate results, leave off all handles and knobs but include any heating components that are present. To get the breadth, repeat the technique described above for the other pieces of equipment. Remember to include the door in your calculations.
Obtaining Measurements for a New Microwave
Whether you’re looking for an over-the-range microwave or a countertop microwave, the measuring method is the same. Measure the height from the bottom to the top, the width from the right to the left, and the depth from the back to the front. Make sure the unit will fit into the cabinet cut-outs you have at home by excluding handles and knobs from your dimensions. Make sure your new microwave will fit underneath an above cabinet if you have one.
Don’t Forget to Locate the Most Appropriate Pathway For Your Appliance!
Don’t be deceived into thinking that all you have to do when learning how to properly measure for new home appliances is take the size of the unit of interest and the area where you want to put it. Don’t forget to think about how you’ll obtain your new furniture and how you’ll put it together. Indeed, you’ll want to avoid it becoming stuck along the road if you want a smooth delivery and installation.
Find the narrowest doorway and measure it to be sure you’ll be able to fit your new appliance where you want it. It should be able to accommodate your new item. If it doesn’t, attempt to find another means to get your new appliance delivered, or work out a plan with the merchant or the delivery service.