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How to Properly Measure a Space for Furniture

by Paige Pesko

Man Measuring a Window

When you are looking for new furniture, one essential thing you need to consider is the size of your space. It’s just as important to know the size of the space as it is for the furniture itself. Before you start shopping, grab your ruler, pen, and paper, and learn how to properly measure a space for furniture.

Measure the Door and Other Entry Points

One part of furniture buying that many people tend to forget about is the moving process. Often, this is the hardest part because doors and passageways can be extremely narrow, making it difficult to get furniture into your home. Not only should you formulate a strategic plan on how to get it in, but you should also measure the dimensions of doors and hallways. If you don’t think you can get it through a normal entry point like a door, record the dimensions of the windows if you can potentially get it in that way. Record the length and width of the areas so you can get a realistic idea on how you can move the furniture into your home without causing any damage.

Measure a Room’s Space

The second space you should measure is the room in which you are placing the furniture. Obviously, you will want to measure the length and width of the room to get an idea of how much space you are working with. Also, measure the height of the walls towards the top of the ceiling. Furthermore, consider all the other pieces of furniture that might already be in the room.

By having the dimensions for a space recorded, you truly visualize where your new piece of furniture can go. Knowing how to properly measure a space for furniture can also help narrow down where you should put it. If you need furniture, check out The Great American Home Store, one of the best discount furniture stores in Memphis.