For example wall cabinets designed to be installed over a refrigerator will be deeper so the front of the cabinet lines up with the front of the appliance.
Depth dimensions of kitchen cabinets. Most commonly wall cabinets are 12 inches deep since this provides a good compromise between storage space in the cabinets and workable countertop space below the cabinet. Standard wall cabinet depth is 12 inches for manufacturers working in inches and 30cm for manufacturers working in metric measurements. The standard dimensions for kitchen base cabinets are.
Standard wall cabinet widths mirror the widths available for base cabinets ie 12 15 18 24 30 36 inches and 30 40 50. Above microwave ovens a 15 to 18 inch deep cabinet is common and above a refrigerator a 24 inch deep cabinet is standard. The worktop thickness and depth.