Guide to Measuring for Delivery
Use this guide to ensure your piece will fit for delivery and find its new home in your space.
1. Find the Dimensions of Your Piece
Use these measurements when determining if a piece will fit for delivery. The length (L), depth (D), and height (H) of each piece can be found by selecting the desired item in your modsy project page. Measurements are taken from the piece’s widest or tallest points. For instance, cushion overhang beyond the frame, the crown (highest point) on a fully fluffed seat cushion, and outward curves and angles are all included. For sectionals, our order team can assist in providing delivery dimensions for individual pieces.
Add an extra 3 inches to determine if a piece will fit through doorways, hallways, stairways, and elevators.
2. Measure for a Successful Delivery
Consider the path the piece will need to travel from the street to the room where it will live. Measure the hallways, doorways, and stairways to ensure the piece will fit. Factor in low or angled ceilings, banisters, tight corners, and low-hanging light fixtures that may impede movement. Compare these measurements against the length, depth, and height of your piece to ensure it will fit through each section of the pathway.
Doors, Entryways, and Hallways
Measure the height and width of all entryways and hallways, and the clearance of each entryway. This is the distance from the outside wall through the doorway to the opposite wall. If it is shorter than the length of your piece, your piece will need to be maneuvered on its side. Check that the height of the entryway exceeds the length of your piece in order to accommodate this.
Measure the interior width, depth, and height of all elevators. Include the width and height of the elevator doors when open.
Measure the width of your stairway, accounting for banisters. Include the height from the top and bottom steps to the ceiling. Take stock of slanted ceilings, stairwell turns, and landings that your piece will have to fit around, through, and on.
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