Depending on local codes outlets that are mounted at the higher end of this range may need more frequent spacing along the length of the countertop.
Kitchen cabinet plug height. Standard wall cabinet depth is 12 inches for manufacturers working in inches and 30cm for manufacturers working in metric measurements. Wall kitchen cabinet dimensions. 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.
1 2 1 4 m. This has been shown to be the best ergonomic height for a kitchen countertop. The americans with disabilities act on the other hand specifies 15 inches as the minimum height for a receptacle and 48 to 54 inches as the maximum depending on conditions.
Since the nec national electrical code has no provision for the installation height of receptacles above the kitchen floor or any floor many builders tend to follow the ada american disability act ensuring therefore that their installation will be accessible to handicapped people. If your kitchen is more complicated in regards to size and available space it might be worth it to have custom cabinets made to fit with your available wall space. There is actually no specified height for outlet placement over a kitchen counter in the codes but there are some limitations regarding the maximum height of the placement of outlets.
If you place the outlet 18 inches high you will need to decrease the width between outlets. The electric code requires that you install outlets on countertops every 4 feet and the height cannot exceed 18 inches. So widely accepted is this standard is that base cabinet manufacturers build all their cabinets to a height of 34 1 2 inches assuming an adequate toe kick and countertop thickness will be 1 1 2 inches.
Common wall cabinet heights are 12 36 and 42 inches. Proper cabinet height depends upon. Height tends to be limited since the cabinets need to fit between the counter and the ceiling.
The height of the outlet should be high enough to clear the built in backsplash on the countertop but no higher than 18 inches from the top of the countertop work surface. Determining cabinet installation height includes taking careful measurements leveling and taking any special circumstances into consideration. The ada specifies a minimum of 15 inches 380 mm from the floor and depending on circumstances the maximum height being between 48 and 54 inches approx.