How to measure correctly

If you want to get precise measurement possible, you should take the measurement at different points. You can then use the smallest value for further planning. If the furniture is to be placed against a wall, please also remember to draw in sockets, light switches or a skirting board if necessary. If you have any questions about measuring or the measuring service, please feel free to contact us at any time.

Download template
Download template

With this sketch template you can easily record the planning

Assembly distances

In order to be able to place your new piece of furniture in the desired location, it is important to pay attention to the assembly distances. The distances differentiate between our different furniture types. 

Shelving & Sideboards

If you place your shelf or sideboard in a niche or plan it ceiling-high, please note the following assembly distances: Material thickness 2 cm or 3cm: 3 cm to the ceiling; 3 cm on each side.


If you are also planning a ceiling-high, made-to-measure wardrobe as a built-in wardrobe, the following assembly distances must be observed: For standard wardrobes, 3 cm to the ceiling and 3 cm on each side and wardrobes with sliding doors, 5 cm to the ceiling and 3 cm on each side.

Sloped Roof Furniture

The following assembly distances apply to shelving units and cupboards that are to be assembled under a sloping roof: 3 cm to the ceiling and 3 cm to the sides.

Frequently asked questions

1. Which tools do I need?

The classic method is, of course, a tape measure or folding rule. Alternatively, you can also take measurements with a standard laser measuring device. We also recommend using our sketch template. There you will find all the important measurements at a glance. You are welcome to send us this sketch and we will implement your planning.

2. Can I also plan built-in wardrobes in an old building?

Our custom-made built-in wardrobes can also be planned in an old building. However, you should measure particularly precisely and in different places. You can also check the floor and walls with a spirit level.

Any questions? Contact us.