• A great way to save money on your kitchen or bathroom remodeling project is to take your own room measurements. Photo: Ric's Kitchen & Bath Showroom (2015)

  • Taking measurements of a room is not that complicated - all you need is some measuring tape, a pencil and a piece of paper. Photo: Ric's Kitchen & Bath Showroom (2015)

  • After taking your measurements, give them to your contractor or showroom representative, who will use them to order your materials. Photo: Ric's Kitchen & Bath Showroom (2015)

Ric Plummer is Owner of Ric's Kitchen & Bath Showroom. To reach Ric Plummer call (510) 371-4954.
How to Take Measurements for a Remodeling Project

CASTRO VALLEY − When it comes to remodeling your kitchen or bathroom, a quality kitchen and bath showroom can be a great resource. In addition to supplying a full range of material and product options, many showrooms offer the service of coming to your home and taking measurements of your kitchen or bathroom. However, if you want to save some money on your project, consider taking these measurements yourself.

Taking measurements of your kitchen or bathroom is not as complicated as it may seem. Here’s how to do it: Starting at one corner of the room, measure the distance to the next corner and write that dimension down; it doesn’t have to be exact, just close. If the wall you’re measuring contains a window or door, you’ll need to take some additional measurements, including the distance from either corner of the wall to the window/door, as well as its height. Once you’ve measured the whole room, it’s very simple for a designer or a contractor to take these dimensions and order the materials you need. Plus, you can take the money you’ve saved by doing your own measurements and put it toward a new appliance for your remodeled space.

Ric Plummer is a longtime veteran of the remodeling industry and owner of Ric’s Kitchen & Bath Showroom, a Diamond Certified company since 2003. He can be reached at (510) 371-4954 or by email.

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