To estimate any type of remodeling project, you need accurate information. This is especially critical for kitchens and bathrooms because there are so many pieces and minute details. Over the years, I've developed checklists and standard procedures to help get the information I need and avoid oversights. Sizing Up the Job You can't afford to make mistakes taking dimensions for a K&B remodel because so many of the elements, like cabinets, fixtures, and appliances, are fixed in size. I make a 1/4- inch scale drawing of the room using the Freehand Design System (1211 Gorham St. #5, Newmarket, ON L3Y 7V1; 416/836-0277), which has a ridged working surface that guides your pencil and makes it easy to draw straight lines (see