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Unfitted Collection Design Guide

If you haven’t measured a room before then here are a few tips to get you going, it’s not rocket science! All you need is: a tape measure, a ruler (scaled if possible), some A3 paper and a pencil.

  • Start by measuring the layout of your room, just sketch out the shape at first and then add the measurements as you move around. Start in one corner and then go around in the same direction.

  • Next measure the ceiling height and then the floor to the underside of any windows as well as the height of the windows.

  • Working at 1:20 – an industry standard – take a piece of A3 paper and draw out the shape of your room to scale. Add in windows and doors and remember to note which way the doors open – this is important for placing fridges and tall items in particular.

  • It’s also worth noting general access at this point so check hallways, front doors etc in case there are any obvious obstacles.

  • If you are simply looking at fitting our furniture into an existing room, make a careful note of where the water comes in, is there a stopcock that needs access, where is the water waste going, are there any soil pipes in the corners etc?

  • Next look at your electrical outlets, where are the sockets positioned, is there a fuse board?​​

  • With all of this information noted down you should now be able to make informed choices on where to place our furniture in your room and start to get creative with you plans.

  • Remember, electrics are easy to move, water can be run around the room along the walls quite easily but waste water is critical as this is the one part that needs to escape under it’s own steam! If you are unsure then best to talk to a tradesperson who will advice.

 

  • Draw out box shapes for each item of furniture, using the dimensions in our product descriptions, and scale at 1:20 (easier if you're using a scale rule). Cut out each piece you want to use and then place them on your plan.

  • Make sure you keep distances between items sensible, so for instance we recommend that an island should not be less than 900mm away from a sink run, and a fridge should be 100mm away from the wall to the side so that the door can open more than 90 degrees. 

  • You may decide to place two freestanding pieces next to each other, let's say a sink and base oven cabinet. You can then order wooden worktops at a separate size (or have a stonemason install these) so you get a continuous run.

 

If you are unsure about your design or would like some support, see our FAQs or Contact Us and we can offer some guidance – we are here to help! And take a look at our Coming Soon page for more ideas.

Example Kitchen Designs

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Huckleberry Home UK Example Kitchen Design
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Huckleberry Unfitted Collection Handles