Kitchen ren­o­va­tion is a respon­si­ble event, and the height of kitchen cab­i­nets is a ques­tion that all future own­ers ask. The prob­lem is that not every­one under­stands how to cor­rect­ly deter­mine what height of the head­set will be opti­mal. This arti­cle dis­cuss­es height stan­dards and types of kitchen cab­i­nets, as well as tips on how not to make a mis­take when choos­ing a head­set height.Height of kitchen cabinets

Arrangement of a workplace in the kitchen

The kitchen is a place where, in addi­tion to design, the prac­ti­cal­i­ty of every­thing that is in the work­space area is also impor­tant. There­fore, it is impor­tant to choose the right kitchen set that is suit­able for use by all fam­i­ly mem­bers or the per­son who spends more time in the kitchen than every­one else. To make it eas­i­er for cus­tomers to choose, design­ers and con­struc­tors cal­cu­lat­ed the height stan­dard for kitchen fur­ni­ture.

For kitchen cab­i­nets, the stan­dards depend on their pur­pose and the size of the room, tak­ing into account the growth of the own­ers. The per­mis­si­ble height lim­its for the upper cab­i­nets, which are also referred to as wall cab­i­nets, range from 40 cm to 71 cm.

When choos­ing a hang­ing set, you should con­sid­er whether a per­son will reach the upper shelves while stand­ing on the floor, or will he have to use a steplad­der.

To make it eas­i­er to deter­mine the height of the future head­set, you should make the nec­es­sary mea­sure­ments: ceil­ing height, wall width, dis­tance from the win­dow, dis­tance to the door. If the equip­ment has already been pur­chased, it also needs to be mea­sured. This will help in choos­ing fur­ni­ture and plan­ning the work­space, espe­cial­ly if the room has a non-stan­dard arrange­ment of walls, com­mu­ni­ca­tions, a large or small area, and oth­er fea­tures.

The height of the low­er cab­i­nets of the kitchen depends on the same para­me­ters, and its stan­dard val­ue does not exceed the lim­it of 90 cm. How­ev­er, if the lay­out of the kitchen dif­fers in non-stan­dard dimen­sions of the room, it is worth resort­ing to the ser­vices of man­u­fac­tur­ing kitchen fur­ni­ture to order.

Height of different types of kitchen cabinets

The height of the kitchen set depends on the pur­pose of each cab­i­net. There are 3 types of kitchen cab­i­nets:

  1. floor;
  2. wall;
  3. pen­cil case.

To deter­mine the size of each of them, you should think in advance about how this cab­i­net will be used, what will be stored in it, and deter­mine its loca­tion.

Floor cabinets

Among the floor cab­i­nets in the kitchen, the pen­cil case occu­pies a spe­cial posi­tion. This is a roomy piece of fur­ni­ture in the form of a col­umn, occu­py­ing the entire area from floor to ceil­ing. It can be used for var­i­ous pur­pos­es such as:

  • stor­age of non-per­ish­able prod­ucts;
  • stor­age for house­hold items;
  • open niche for house­hold appli­ances (microwave or oven) and decor items;
  • a closed niche for a built-in dish­wash­er or wash­ing machine (in this case, the height of the low­er kitchen cab­i­nets in the pen­cil case must cor­re­spond to the para­me­ters of the equip­ment);
  • place for a refrig­er­a­tor;
  • hid­ing from the eyes of extra­ne­ous unsight­ly ele­ments of the kitchen (meters, pipes, valves, etc.).

In order to pre­serve the design con­cept and cor­rect­ly fit the pen­cil case into the inte­ri­or, the over­all size of this cab­i­net should cor­re­spond to the height of the head­set. How­ev­er, there is also a reverse trend, due to which the size of the kitchen visu­al­ly increas­es due to the dis­crep­an­cy between the height of the cab­i­net mod­el and the posi­tion of the hinged ones.

Floor standing with countertop

Out­door fur­ni­ture is an essen­tial attribute of the kitchen, because. per­forms the role of not only stor­age for tools, dish­es and oth­er uten­sils. The stan­dard height from the floor, includ­ing the legs, should not exceed 1 m, since the upper side is most often used as a work sur­face.

Height for out­door fur­ni­ture is cal­cu­lat­ed based on mea­sure­ments of human height. The rec­om­mend­ed height for peo­ple with a height of 150–160 cm is 70 cm, i.e. just below the waist. For peo­ple with a height of 170–180 cm, a lim­it of 85 cm or 90 cm is suit­able. If a per­son­’s height is above 180 cm or below 150 cm, then in this case, fur­ni­ture should be ordered accord­ing to indi­vid­ual mea­sure­ments, because the stan­dard height will be incon­ve­nient to use.

Wall cabinets

The height of the upper cab­i­nets depends on many fac­tors, the main of which is com­pli­ance with human growth (anthro­pom­e­try). The stan­dard height of the wall set is from 60 cm to 90 cm. Ease of use is deter­mined by the reach of the two low­er shelves, stand­ing on the floor. If a per­son has dif­fi­cul­ty reach­ing the bot­tom shelf, then the posi­tion is not opti­mal. This prob­lem can be solved in two ways:

  1. Change the dis­tance between the upper cab­i­net and the low­er one, i.e. move it a lit­tle low­er.
  2. Change the height of the hinged head­set by low­er­ing the bot­tom.

In both cas­es, it should be borne in mind that between the upper and low­er sets, the min­i­mum dis­tance must be observed, which is nec­es­sary for con­ve­nient oper­a­tion of the fur­ni­ture and meets safe­ty require­ments. The dis­tance from the coun­ter­top to the hang­ing set should be between 48 cm and 60 cm. This space is nec­es­sary not only for the com­fort­able use of the coun­ter­top. The dis­tance helps to pro­tect the wall cab­i­nets from exces­sive mois­ture, as well as from the heat of the hob, because. it may be flam­ma­ble.

To pre­vent the space from look­ing emp­ty, the dis­tance between the low­er and upper cab­i­nets is dec­o­rat­ed with tiles or an “apron”.

How does the depth of the cabinet affect the height

The ratio of the depth of the cab­i­net to its height should be deter­mined towards the first, if it is floor-stand­ing, and towards the sec­ond, if it is hinged. Out­door fur­ni­ture com­bines the func­tions of stor­age and work sur­face. It should be as roomy as pos­si­ble, so the depth of such cab­i­nets is from 60 cm to 70 cm.

The height of floor cab­i­nets is deter­mined not only by the height of a per­son, but also by the equip­ment that will be used in the kitchen. When plan­ning a work­space, it should be remem­bered that the dimen­sions of the fur­ni­ture must cor­re­spond to the dimen­sions of the equip­ment used.

A bulging or recessed area can be an unfor­tu­nate design deci­sion, and the work­space will be dis­or­ga­nized.

The depth of wall cab­i­nets depends entire­ly on the height of the per­son and the depth of the floor fur­ni­ture. If the wall set is deep­er than the floor set, then it will become impos­si­ble to use it. Upper cab­i­nets are not rec­om­mend­ed to be made even flush with the low­er ones, their depth is not more than 50 cm (because they can fall off the wall) and not less than 30 cm (in this case they risk becom­ing unsuit­able).