How to Measure for a Kitchen Countertop Replacement

  • 1-2 hours
  • Beginner
  • 5-10
What You'll Need
Tape measure

If you are planning on going through a kitchen countertop replacement, you will need to start out by measuring the area. Here are the basics of how to measure for a kitchen countertop replacement.

Step 1 - Draw a Diagram

When you are measuring for a kitchen countertop replacement, you are going to have to be very exact. You need to know all of the dimensions of every area of the countertop so that you can be sure to order the right size of material. In order to do this, you should consider making a detailed diagram of the area. Many countertops form irregular shapes and this makes them difficult to measure for.

Step 2 - Measure

After you have drawn a diagram of the area, you need to get the dimensions. Take your tape measure and stretch it out across the surface of the countertop. Make sure that you get the dimension down to the lowest increment that you can. You can never be too exact when it comes to measuring for a kitchen countertop.

Step 3 - Document

As you get each measurement, you need to make sure to document it in the appropriate place on your diagram of the countertop.