Take the widest dimensions of the item you want to order and check it will fit
comfortably into the space where you’d like to put it.
Tip: using masking tape, mark out the dimensions of the piece of furniture
you’d like to buy, on the floor, to see how much space it will take up.
This will also help you check that it’s the right proportions for your room.
Make sure you have enough space to walk around the piece of furniture.
If you’re measuring up for a new dining table, don’t forget to take into account
the space required to comfortably pull out the dining chairs. You should allow at
least 60-70cm on top of the dining table’s dimensions. It’s a good idea to allow
90cm, just in case.
If you’re considering an extending dining table, make sure that you allow for the
extra space when the table is fully extended.