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When choos­ing a kitchen table, pay atten­tion to the design, mate­r­i­al and col­or, and the height of the kitchen table is also an impor­tant point.

A per­son spends part of his life at the kitchen table, cook­ing, hav­ing break­fast, lunch or din­ner, so it is impor­tant to choose a size that makes cook­ing and eat­ing com­fort­able. For exam­ple, if the lev­el is not high enough, then the per­son will have to bend over to the plate.

In order not to expe­ri­ence dis­com­fort or incon­ve­nience when sit­ting at a table, you should care­ful­ly approach the selec­tion of the height of this piece of fur­ni­ture.Height of the kitchen table from the floor with countertop

What norms and standards exist

The stan­dard height of the kitchen table is reg­u­lat­ed by GOST 13025.3–85 “House­hold fur­ni­ture. Func­tion­al dimen­sions of tables. Accord­ing to this doc­u­ment, the dis­tance from the floor to the cov­er of the din­ing fur­ni­ture should be 710–780 mm, and to the bot­tom edge of the coun­ter­top at least 610 mm. This is nec­es­sary for com­fort­able sit­ting: so that the knees do not rest against the bot­tom sur­face of the table. The aver­age height is con­sid­ered to be 750 mm.

The dis­tance from the sur­face of the chair to the coun­ter­top in the kitchen accord­ing to the stan­dard is 300–340 mm.

The rec­om­mend­ed height of the table sur­face for com­fort­able work in the kitchen is 860–910 mm from the floor lev­el. This fig­ure is tak­en based on the posi­tion of the arm bent at the elbow, so as not to cause fatigue when cook­ing while stand­ing, since most of the time the arms are in this posi­tion.

Relationship between human height and countertop height

The high­er the per­son, the high­er the sur­face of the work­ing or din­ing area should be. This rule also works in the oppo­site direc­tion: for peo­ple of short stature or chil­dren, the lev­el of din­ing and work­ing areas is low­er than indi­cat­ed in the stan­dard. The para­me­ters of a per­son deter­mine the dimen­sions and dimen­sions of the fur­ni­ture that he will have to use.

The height of the table in the kitchen is cal­cu­lat­ed based on the aver­age height of adult fam­i­ly mem­bers. The rela­tion­ship between a person’s height and the height of fur­ni­ture in the kitchen is due to ergonom­ic con­sid­er­a­tions: if the size is large, then it will be incon­ve­nient to use cut­lery, and insuf­fi­cient height will make you hunch over.

Dependence on the functionality of countertops

Pur­pos­es and func­tions of using kitchen coun­ter­tops:

  • din­ing, intend­ed for serv­ing and eat­ing;
  • work­ers who cook food;
  • coun­ter­tops with a sink, for wash­ing dish­es;
  • for the loca­tion of kitchen equip­ment or light and small house­hold appli­ances;
  • for dec­o­ra­tion of the room, design­er, dec­o­ra­tive coun­ter­tops.

The height of din­ing rooms depends on the sit­ting posi­tion of fam­i­ly mem­bers, as well as their con­ve­nience in using what is locat­ed on the table in a sit­ting posi­tion.

The loca­tion of the desk­top sur­face should be cal­cu­lat­ed tak­ing into account the growth of host­esses. The cut­ting sur­face for com­fort­able work in the kitchen should be locat­ed 10–20 cm below the elbow.

The height of the coun­ter­top for arrang­ing equip­ment does not play a big role, it should be select­ed to match the lev­el with the work­er.

Dec­o­ra­tive coun­ter­tops give beau­ty and orig­i­nal­i­ty to the room, their height should not stand out from the style of the kitchen and kitchen set.

How to determine the size

You can decide on the right size in the store: sit down at the table and try to put your bent arm at the elbow on it, lean on it. Imag­ine sit­ting in this posi­tion for a long time. Rate how con­ve­nient it is. The elbows should not hang down, and the angle at the elbow joint should be 90° or slight­ly more.

You can choose the required size of the kitchen table by cal­cu­la­tions. The cal­cu­la­tion of the opti­mal height of the din­ing table is car­ried out accord­ing to the for­mu­la:

H u003d R x hav / Rav,

where H is the desired val­ue, show­ing how high the kitchen table should be;

R is the height of the per­son for whom the cal­cu­la­tion is being made (you can take the aver­age of all adult fam­i­ly mem­bers);

hav — aver­age stan­dard height, con­sid­ered to be equal to 75 cm;

Rav is the aver­age human height accord­ing to world stan­dards, it is tak­en equal to 165 cm.

Calculation of parameters

Let’s cal­cu­late the ide­al table height for a man with a height of 178 cm. Sub­sti­tut­ing the val­ues ​​into the cal­cu­la­tion for­mu­la, we get: H u003d 178 x 75 / 165 ≈ 81 cm.

To find out what height of the kitchen work area will be opti­mal, you need to divide the height in half.

Height adjustable tables

In addi­tion to the clas­sic options for arrang­ing tables, there are mechan­i­cal mod­ules, or trans­form­ers, that allow you to adjust the height of the prod­uct. Often they have X‑shaped legs (sup­ports) that allow you to adjust this para­me­ter, or they can be equipped with a retractable or elec­tron­ic mech­a­nism.

A small writ­ing or cof­fee table can also act as such a prod­uct, which, when trans­formed, turns into a full-fledged din­ing table.

The advan­tages of such fur­ni­ture include:

  • com­fort for the whole fam­i­ly — the abil­i­ty to adapt to both an adult and a child;
  • com­pact­ness and space sav­ing due to mul­ti­func­tion­al­i­ty;
  • prac­ti­cal­i­ty and the abil­i­ty to use in dif­fer­ent areas

The dis­ad­van­tage of height-adjustable kitchen tables is their high cost and low max­i­mum load that they can with­stand: from 30 to 45 kg, depend­ing on the type of prod­uct.

What threatens the wrong choice

An incor­rect­ly select­ed kitchen table mod­el will cre­ate a feel­ing of ten­sion, dis­com­fort, and fatigue.

When cut­ting prod­ucts, about 40 mus­cles are involved. If the work sur­face is locat­ed in the kitchen from the floor above the required lev­el, then the load on these mus­cles increas­es by 50%. If the height of the kitchen work­ing area is low­er than nec­es­sary, then the num­ber of mus­cles involved increas­es, which leads to rapid fatigue.

The cor­rect choice of the height of the work­ing and din­ing areas will help to avoid back prob­lems and relat­ed ail­ments. Giv­en your height and know­ing the for­mu­la for cal­cu­la­tion, you can choose the opti­mal mod­el of the kitchen desk­top.