Standards for upper cabinets in kitchens.
Kitchen wall cabinet height above counter. Cabinets over your countertop measure either 30 or 42 inches tall and range in width from 12 to 36 inches. The standard wall cabinet height is 720mm 1 4mm. In an accessible kitchen.
In standard kitchens the wall cabinets are typically 30 or 36 inches tall with the space above enclosed by soffits. Standard dimensions for stock or diy wall cabinets are 720mm high by 300mm deep without the door. The upper wall cabinets in kitchens almost always are installed so the bottom edge of the cabinet is 54 inches above the floor.
The installation height is based on the amount of space needed between the top of the counter and bottom of the upper cabinets. The standard wall cabinet height usually starts at a total of 80 or 96 inches from the floor. Common wall cabinet heights are 12 36 and 42 inches.
The standard distance between the top of a kitchen counter and the bottom of the wall cabinets above it is 18 inches. In most homes this spacing is 18 inches. Wall cabinet depth ideally should not exceed 350mm handles excluded.
Using cabinets 48 to 54 inches above the counter instead will give you a good balance of extra storage and a sense of visual connection between the spaces. Therefore the correct upper cabinet height above the sink especially in such cases is 24 30 off the countertop. I personally prefer a 300mm minimum clear space so you can store large diameter plates with ease.
Give more square footage to the backsplash a kitchen backsplash is much more than just protection for your wall against stain and splashes. With other tall cabinets like oven cabinets and pantry cabinets they re a standard height and designed so they re the same height as the wall cabinets when those wall cabinets are installed 18 above a 36 high counter. For the average person this distance is the ideal balance.
Wall cabinet height. The ideal upper cabinet height is 54 inches above the floor. There should be 280mm minimum clear space from the back of the cupboard.
That is the bottom edge of the upper cabinets should sit 54 inches off the ground. If you have custom cabinets this may not be an issue b c your cabinetmaker can adjust the cabinet heights.