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January 4, 2024

In this comprehensive guide, we delve into the world of laser distance meters, unveiling their potential to elevate your DIY game to new heights.

No doubt plunging into a new home project can be both exciting and challenging, but with the right tools in hand, you can really boost your DIY game.

Welcome to the complete guide to using a laser distance meter for household projects, where we’ll share the versatility of laser distance meters.

This post is sponsored by Mileseey Tools, but all thoughts and opinions are my own.

Whether you’re a seasoned home improvement enthusiast or just starting to explore the world of do-it-yourself projects, this guide is your roadmap to harnessing the power of laser distance meters for accurate measurements, streamlined planning, and flawless execution.

Join us as we share what you can do with a laser distance meter.

Understanding the Basics of Laser Distance Meters

The first time we saw a laster distance meter in action we were in awe.

We were doing a remodel of a kitchen for a client and the cabinet maker used this tool to accurately measure the kitchen.

No doubt, this was a tool we wanted to add to our toolbox!

Getting the hang of a laser distance meter is like unlocking a cool gadget for your next DIY adventure.

So, here’s what you need to know.

This clever tool uses a laser beam to measure distances super accurately.

Picture this – it shoots out a laser, bounces it off a target, and then figures out how far away that target is based on how fast the laser comes back.

The laser distance meter is used to easily measure the area of a coffered ceiing.

It’s like magic, but with science!

Inside, you’ve got a laser emitter, a sensor, and a display screen.

Don’t worry, understanding the numbers on that screen is simpler than it seems.

Once you get the basics down, you’re all set to make your projects a breeze – from home fixes to pro-level tasks!

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Why a Laser Distance Meter

Have you ever tried to measure the height of a tall wall with a tape measure?

Woman trying to measure wall height with the tape measure falling over.

If you have, you know just how difficult it can be, as soon as you extend the tape measure, it folds and falls over.

One of my projects for this year is to add box moulding to this wall in my entryway.

However, before I can install it, I need to come up with a plan and getting exact measurements is a struggle.

My ladder isn’t tall enough to extend to the ceiling and when I start this project, I’ll need to rent a ladder or scaffolding to get it done.

The laser meter is used to easily measure the height of a wall.

But no more struggles, thanks to the Mileseey DP pro laser distance meter, a bilateral laser distance meter, meaning it emits 2 pulses of laser light from each end.

Not only can it calculate a measurement to the left, right and total measurement at the same time, but with the push of a button it can also function as a single laser.

In just a matter of seconds I have an accurate measurement for the highest point of my wall.

Laser distance meter placed along wall to measure the length of a wall. The laser dit on the adjacent wall is circled in red.

Then I just need a measurement of the length of the wall and I’m ready to map out my design.

Image of wall with measurements created with laser meter.

And by using the Smart Life app and the bluetooth connection I was able to drop these measurements into the app and create a measured drawing.

And now I’m able to design my box moulding wall without going up and down ladders.

Isn’t this the coolest thing ever?!

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Sketch of wall for adding box moulding on graph paper.

Also the range of the DP 20 laser distance meter is 390 ft. much further than any tape measure.

How to Use a Laser Distance Meter

At first, this tool may look a little intimidating, but within a matter of minutes you’ll get the hang of it and be ready to use your laser distance meter for all sorts of home DIY projects.

Press the unit button to switch the function between meters, feet and inches on a laser distance meter.

First you want to set your unit of measurement by pressing the unit button.

You can choose between meters, inches and feet.

Laser Distance Meter with left laser lit.

To measure a distance, press the mode button and then press the arrow for the direction you’d like to measure, to the right or to the left.

After aiming at the target, press measure/on and get your distance.

It’s just that simple.

The Mileseey DP20 pro mode button allows for measurement of distance, area, volume and Pythagorean measurements.

Not only will you be able to get accurate line measurements, but you’re also able to get the area and square footage of a room, the volume of a space, line segmentation and measuring and so much more.

Center laser provides marking lens on the distance meter laser.

The Mileseey DP20 Pro also features a middle laser which provides a visual center reference for precise alignment, which is helpful in areas that are difficult to access.

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Other Unique Features

There are a few unique features of the Mileseey DP20 Pro laser distance meter I’d like to point out.

Line Segmentation

The DP20 Pro bilateral laser distance meter stands out with a distinctive capability—it effortlessly divides a line segment into multiple equal smaller segments.

This ingenious feature streamlines the staking out process by automating the division of a measuring line into uniform sections.

Eliminating the necessity for continuous measuring, a common requirement in other bilateral laser distance meters when staking out a line.

Not only is this feature perfect for outdoor applications like installing a fence, but I can see this feature used when framing a wall too.

In addition, it’s perfect for evenly spacing art or decor along a wall in the home.

To use this feature, long press the 1/N button to enter the segmentation mode, then short press 1/N button or use the arrow buttons to set the stake out value.

As you approach each division point, the meter beeps, and the middle laser projects a light beam, helping to mark out each small segment.

Then the meter tracks and displays the length of each divided segment as you move it.

Advanced Features

The DP20 Pro bilateral laser distance meter is equipped with a built-in +/- 90° digital gravity tilt sensor.

This will allow you to measure the angle between the right-angle side and the hypotenuse in the Pythagorean theorem, allowing for the height to be measured by only measuring one segment of the hypotenuse.

Plus the DP20 displays the measured angle on the screen, making it easy to read and interpret.

I don’t know about you, but I certainly don’t remember my geometry formulas.

And with this tool, it does all the work for you!

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Another feature of the DP 20 laser meter is the ability for a bluetooth connection.

Download the Smart Life app and connect the laser distance meter.

While the DP 20 laser distance meter will store up to 20 groups of data, when connected to the app you can store up to 200.

And you can create measured drawings right in the app!


Most laser distance meters use old-fashioned AAA batteries, but the DP20 has a built-in lithium battery with only 2 hours charge time, it can power 20,000 measurements, ensuring a good user experience.

Practical Applications for Homeowners

A laser distance meter can be your go-to tool for a multitude of tasks and projects within your home.

Measuring Room Dimensions

It’s the perfect tool for effortlessly measuring room dimensions for that upcoming furniture rearrangement or DIY project.

Laser sensor calculates the square footage of a room.

With a point, shoot and click of a button, I was able to calculate the square footage of a room.

And best yet, no math was needed!

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Measure for Window Coverings

Need precise curtain or blind measurements?

Laser distance meter placed in window sill to measure for window coverings.

The laser distance meter has your back, ensuring a perfect fit.

Align Artwork

Say goodbye to guesswork when hanging artwork or decorations – simply measure and align with ease.

And for a modern gallery wall, you’ll want to try the line segmentation feature.

Furniture Arrangement

Planning to revamp your living space?

The laser meter is the perfect tool to get exact measurements of a room for optimum furniture placement.

This tool is your ticket to accurate floor area calculations, ensuring you make the most of every square foot.

Which is so helpful when designing and planning the layout of a room.

Home Improvement Projects

The laser distance meter is the perfect tool for accurate measurements when wallpapering or calculating how much paint you need for a project.

Whether you’re laying tiles, hardwood, or laminate flooring, a laser distance meter is invaluable. Measure room dimensions accurately to estimate the amount of flooring material needed, reducing waste and ensuring a precise fit.

Landscaping and Outdoor Projects

Tackling outdoor and landscaping projects becomes a breeze with the precision and convenience of a laser distance meter.

Measure garden bed dimensions accurately for optimal plant spacing, ensuring a lush and well-organized garden layout.

When planning outdoor structures like patios or decks, use the laser distance meter to measure distances and angles.

In addition, assessing the slope of your yard is made simple with the laser distance meter, aiding in proper drainage planning.

Need to install a fence?

The laser distance meter is the perfect tool with the line segmentation feature for placement of fence posts.

The laser distance meter assists in measuring the perimeter accurately and with the line segmentation feature will guide you for post spacing.

In any of these DIY home improvement projects, a laser distance meter simplifies the measuring process, leading to more accurate results and a polished finish to your endeavors.

Essential Safety Precautions

The Mileseey DP 20 laser distance meter is a class 2 laser product.

Never stare directly at the laser, or shoot it at others.

Direct contact with the eyes will cause damage.

Additionally do not use this product on a plane or shoot it at a plane.

In conclusion, the laser distance meter emerges as an indispensable tool, serving as a game-changer for both indoor and outdoor projects.

Its precision and versatility empowers you to take on tasks with confidence, from interior design endeavors to landscaping transformations.

The ability to measure distances with accuracy not only streamlines the planning process but also eliminates the guesswork, resulting in professional and polished outcomes.

As technology continues to advance, the laser distance meter stands at the forefront, proving to be an essential companion for anyone seeking to elevate their home improvement projects to new heights.

Whether measuring room dimensions, arranging furniture, or tackling outdoor landscaping, this tool has proven itself as a reliable ally, turning the ordinary into the extraordinary in the world of DIY.

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This Post Has 2 Comments

  1. Renae

    Such a great idea. Brilliant.

    1. Michelle Dickson

      It’s the greatest tool is you are trying to measure difficult areas or on your own. I love it! Happy New Year!

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