How to Measure Furniture
Tips on selecting the right furniture for your home and ensuring a smooth delivery.
Step 1 - Choose the right furniture for your space.
Start by using masking tape to mark out the area on your floor where your furniture will sit. This will help you to visualize how much space each piece will take up, how much space you have left, traffic areas, and even help determine sizing for rugs. You can do the same on the wall to space out the height of each piece. You can also use our great tool The Make Room to help plan your space!
Step 2 - How to measure furniture to ensure a smooth delivery.
How to measure furniture:
1 ) Measure the depth of the piece ( D ) and the height ( H ) and check that at least one of these is less than the width ( A ) of your doorway to ensure it will fit through. See diagram below.
3 ) To ensure the piece is maneuverable through these obstacles, the diagonal length ( DI ) of the piece must be less than ( B ) or ( C ) or both to fit through.
The ( DI ) must be at least one these:
- less than the height ( B ) of your doorway, elevator, entrance or the ceiling height of stair landing or hallway
- less than your clearance ( C ) beyond doorways, inside your elevator, in entrances or stair landing
If you don’t have access to the physical furniture and you need to get the diagonal measurements please follow these steps: