Mark the cabinet height.
Kitchen cabinet installation measurements. Mid height kitchen cabinets. The standard depth of a base kitchen cabinet is 24 without a countertop and 25 to 26 with a countertop. Kitchen cabinet dimensions other sizes full height kitchen cabinets.
Measure up 34 1 2 inches from the highest point and mark the wall. Once installed over your base cabinets the top of your wall cabinets will be at 84 inches 90 inches or 96 inches respectively. You need to see what space you have.
All kitchen cabinet measurements should be double checked against the manufacturer s specifications for the appliances you select. If the floor isn t level find the highest point in the floor along the wall where the cabinets will be installed. Height will vary by manufacturer.
Take into account any cornice detail you wish to include on top of your full height cabinets when specifying the height. A standard base kitchen cabinet will measure about 34 1 2 high and 35 to 36 high from your kitchen floor with a countertop. Otherwise there is a danger that they won t fit properly without major adjustments during installation or won t fit at all without ordering a new kitchen cabinet component.
This leaves 18 inches of space between your base cabinets and your wall cabinets after the countertops. Using a level pencil a line on the wall to represent the top of the base cabinets. Standard size wall cabinets have a depth of 12 in 30 cm but feature variable heights.
This guide provides a list of standard cabinet dimensions. Make sure to include any toe kicks countertops frameless doors or other appendages in these measurements. For height you have the option of 30 inches 36 inches or 42 inches.
A 96 inch tall cabinet will run floor to ceiling in a standard 8 foot room while an 84 inch tall cabinet provides a foot of breathing room and can offer a uniform line with surrounding wall cabinets. Sure it s fun to tinker around with different ideas for cabinet colors styles or materials. However when it comes down to it if you don t get the cabinet dimensions right they re going to look funky and likely be non functional.
Full height kitchen cabinets are available in standard depths 12 24 36 inches 30 61 92cm and the various standard widths. This task requires a tape measure a pencil and some scratch paper or our free planning grid. Standard size base cabinets have a height of 36 in 91 cm and a depth of 24 in 61 cm.
It s best to try to start the base cabinet installation as close to this high point as possible it s easier to shim under the cabinets on the lower spots to make them level with this first one rather than starting on a low point and having to trim the bottoms of the cabinets. Measure up 49 1 2 inches from the reference line at both ends and mark the wall to represent the top of tall cabinets and wall cabinets. Tall kitchen cabinets are most typically 84 or 96 inches tall.