Here is a basic guide to measuring the most common areas of your home. This will help to get a start on calculating quantities and costs.
Measuring a room
Measure width (1) x length (2)
Measure the maximum width and length at the room's widest points.
Measure any indentations (3 and 4)
If the room is not a regular shape, make sure to measure any indentations too, e.g. fireplace, bay window etc. This is important so that all of the carpet you buy can be utilised effectively, helping you minimise cost and waste.
Measure to the 'back' of the
door frame (5)
Remember to allow enough carpet to be fitted under the door threshold!
Multiply the width measurement by the length measurement to give you an idea of the total square metres required (carpet prices are usually per square metre), e.g. 2m x 4m = 8m².