It’s a common misconception that the first step to buying new furniture is scoping out the market and seeing what the trends are and what styles you like. Although it’s definitely a fun step in the furniture buying process, it’s best to start with measuring of your space. This ensures that you don’t absolutely fall in love with something that in the end doesn’t fit in the space you need it in. We’re here to guide you through the measuring process to make sure everything goes off without a hitch and you find that perfect piece of furniture.
DOORWAYS AND HALLWAYS
Let’s start with your entries and hallways. You’ll need to measure the height, width, and diagonal width of each new entry and hallway your furniture will need to go through to get to its final destination. You can measure each doorway both with the door attached, and with it removed – should you wish to remove the door. Sometimes taking your door off the hinges adds a couple inches of space to play with. If your furniture is going in a smaller room, measure the entry clearance, or ensure you have the height to make up for any shortage of space.