One of first steps in any successful Do-it-Yourself project is ensuring that you have taken the correct measurements. This is perhaps one of the most daunting prospects for any inexperienced remodeller – in making sure you’ve accurately estimated how much materials you will need to complete the job. It is also an essential step in budgeting your project and can help you manage the financial aspect as well as help with time management. Incorrect measurements can sometimes mean lots of trips to and from the your Building Supplier, so getting a plan in place along with accurate measurements can save you time and money in the long run.
In partnership with Moulding & Millwork specialists Metrie, celebrity designer Amanda Forrest and contractor Geoff Hobson, from Hobson Woodworks Inc. [www.hobsonwoodworks.com], will show you how to accurately measure a room for interior finishings such as baseboard, trim, crown moulding, casing, architrave and interior doors.
As the old saying goes – measure twice to cut once!