The standard distance between the top of a kitchen counter and the bottom of the wall cabinets above it is 18 inches.
Kitchen cabinet distance from countertop. For the average person this distance is the ideal balance between plenty of. 3 upper cabinet height standard. Designers recommend that a kitchen include at least 158 total inches of usable countertop which is considered any span including islands that is at least 24 inches deep and has at least 15 inches of clearance above.
If one of your family members has a short height or physical condition preventing them from reaching the cabinet shelves at recommended height 54 considering reducing the distance by a couple of inches. In the kitchen we inherited the space is 16 i m fine with it at 5 3 but we will go back to standard height when we redo our kitchen. The standard kitchen measurements.
The distance from the countertop to the bottom of the upper cabinets or shelves should be 15 to 20 inches. Kitchen design rule 10 distance from edge of the sink to the inside corner of the counter top rule 11 the sink area should have counter space either side of it. Maximum depth for wall cabinets is 24 inches because it cannot exceed the depth of base cabinets but shallower cabinets are more common in order to maximize working space on the countertop.
And you ll struggle to be able to find space for say a coffee maker or a blender any higher and it s going to be tough to reach uppermost shelves. It s recommended to include at least a 24 inch wide span of countertop next to a sink for prep work. The average countertop height is thirty six inches thirty four and one half inches for the base cabinet and another inch and a half for the counter.
Again wall kitchen cabinet dimensions are specified in terms of their external dimensions. Standard rules may be broken. Typically 18 between counter top and base of upper cabinets.
The total workspace should be a minimum of 1050 mm 41. Any lower and you ll impede on work space. Most commonly wall cabinets are 12 inches deep since this provides a good compromise between storage space in the cabinets and workable countertop space.
This is a hard number to play with as it s based on the most comfortable working height for the average person. 4 upper cabinet height from floor. Some people change this by an inch or two depending on individual height and so on.
Standard wall cabinet widths mirror the widths available for base cabinets ie 12 15 18 24 30 36 inches and 30 40 50 60 80cm. This is especially true when it comes to the distance between the countertop and upper cabinets.