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How Deep Are Kitchen Cabinets

Home Standard dimensions of kitchen cabinets Standard dimensions of kitchen cabinets Once you’ve selected the types of kitchen cabinets you want, the next step is to determine how they will be configured to fit your floor plan. The number and the measurements of the cabinets you will need in your kitchen depend on a variety of factors. The most important will be the location of and the relationship between key work centers in the kitchen. Placing the sink, refrigerator, cook top, ovens, and microwave oven comes first; their placement will determine where the kitchen cabinets can be situated. All kitchen cabinet measurements should be double checked against the manufacturer’s specifications for the appliances you select. 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. Individual Needs for Kitchen Cabinets Second in importance is the degree of singularity of your plan and your individual needs. Unless your plan is highly unusual, you probably will be able to use various configurations of stock and semi custom kitchen cabinets to provide storage that is efficient and attractive. Custom-made kitchen cabinets, using other-than-standard widths, heights, and depths, is required only for an installation that is unique or in which standard height countertops and wall cabinets cannot accommodate the needs of the very tall or very short cook or household member with physical limitations. Personal Taste in Kitchen Cabinets Third, you must know your own taste. Do you like open shelving at the end of cabinet runs? Do you like the visual interest of a run of kitchen cabinets with varying depths? Do you prefer a sleeker look with built-in appliances? Do you prefer drawers for pot storage under the cook top? Do you want shelves or pullout drawers behind cabinet doors? Stock kitchen cabinets are planned on the assumption that they will be accommodating standard-height work surfaces and appliances. The standard countertop is 36 inches high, which is comfortable for the “average” person and accommodates standard dish­washer, oven/cook top, and trash compactor installations. Of course, plans can be drawn and fixtures installed for those who prefer higher or lower work-surface heights. Typical Kitchen Cabinet Dimensions Base cabinets – typically 24″ deep (also 12″, 15″, 18″) and 34 1/2″ tall (countertops add 1 1/2″ to make the finished height 36″). Upper/Wall cabinets – mostly 12″ deep (also 15″, 18″, 24″) and 12″, 15″, 18″, 24″, 30 ” (typical), 36″, 42″ tall. Combinations, like placing base cabinets back-to-back to form a 4′ wide island, is also typical. Some 24″ deep base cabinets may include doors on both the back and front for special applications.
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How Deep Are Kitchen Cabinets

Once you’ve selected the types of kitchen cabinets you want, the next step is to determine how they will be configured to fit your floor plan. The number and the measurements of the cabinets you will need in your kitchen depend on a variety of factors. The most important will be the location of and the relationship between key work centers in the kitchen. Placing the sink, refrigerator, cook top, ovens, and microwave oven comes first; their placement will determine where the kitchen cabinets can be situated. All kitchen cabinet measurements should be double checked against the manufacturer’s specifications for the appliances you select. 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. Individual Needs for Kitchen Cabinets Second in importance is the degree of singularity of your plan and your individual needs. Unless your plan is highly unusual, you probably will be able to use various configurations of stock and semi custom kitchen cabinets to provide storage that is efficient and attractive. Custom-made kitchen cabinets, using other-than-standard widths, heights, and depths, is required only for an installation that is unique or in which standard height countertops and wall cabinets cannot accommodate the needs of the very tall or very short cook or household member with physical limitations. Personal Taste in Kitchen Cabinets Third, you must know your own taste. Do you like open shelving at the end of cabinet runs? Do you like the visual interest of a run of kitchen cabinets with varying depths? Do you prefer a sleeker look with built-in appliances? Do you prefer drawers for pot storage under the cook top? Do you want shelves or pullout drawers behind cabinet doors? Stock kitchen cabinets are planned on the assumption that they will be accommodating standard-height work surfaces and appliances. The standard countertop is 36 inches high, which is comfortable for the “average” person and accommodates standard dish­washer, oven/cook top, and trash compactor installations. Of course, plans can be drawn and fixtures installed for those who prefer higher or lower work-surface heights. Typical Kitchen Cabinet Dimensions Base cabinets – typically 24″ deep (also 12″, 15″, 18″) and 34 1/2″ tall (countertops add 1 1/2″ to make the finished height 36″). Upper/Wall cabinets – mostly 12″ deep (also 15″, 18″, 24″) and 12″, 15″, 18″, 24″, 30 ” (typical), 36″, 42″ tall. Combinations, like placing base cabinets back-to-back to form a 4′ wide island, is also typical. Some 24″ deep base cabinets may include doors on both the back and front for special applications.
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How Deep Are Kitchen Cabinets

It is important to select the correct height wall cabinets for your kitchen design/space, taking into account any crown molding atop of kitchen cabinets: Typically, 30″ H cabinets are used if the kitchen has an 8 foot ceiling with a 12″ height soffit remaining or for 8 foot ceiling kitchens that prefer the cabinets do not go to the ceiling. Usually, 36″ H cabinets are used when you have an 8 foot ceiling and you’d like to use crown molding finished to the ceiling. Please note that since 36″ H cabinets top align at 90″ H, typically a stacked molding is used to make up the additional 6″ — however, other traditional and atypical molding options can be used. Typically, 42″ H cabinets are used if the kitchen has a nine foot ceiling, these are the largest size standard height wall cabinets. Please note when using 42″ H cabinets in an 8 foot ceiling there will be no room left for a crown molding, only a simple scribe molding can fit at the top. However, if you can, use a small height crown molding and drop the cabinets 1.5-2″ H for a crown molding look, but you will sacrifice backsplash height.
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How Deep Are Kitchen Cabinets

Tall cabinets consist mostly of pantry cabinets with various storage options and oven cabinets. Tall cabinets are typically 84″ H, 90″ H, and 96″ H. To select the correct pantry for your space, use 84″ H pantry with 30″ H wall cabinets, 90″ H pantry with 36″ H wall cabinets, and 96″ H pantry with 42″ H wall cabinets. Tall pantries are most commonly 24″ deep, but 12″ deep options are common for tighter spaces. When working with stock cabinet lines, pantry widths are typically limited to 18″ wide or 24″ wide, however when working with semi-custom cabinet manufacturers pantry cabinets range from 9″ W in 3″ W intervals up to 36″ wide. Tall oven cabinets are typically 30″ W to 36″ W to fit most standard size single oven widths on the market. Please note that if you are ordering a double oven or oven/microwave combo appliance to carefully check the cut-out dimensions before purchasing the wall oven cabinet. In many cases, for these types of appliances, it’s necessary to remove two of the bottom drawers of the tall oven cabinet to allow for the additional height necessary to install the appliance properly inside the cabinet.
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How Deep Are Kitchen Cabinets

All About Kitchen Cabinets All kitchen cabinets need replacing, eventually. Whether they’re falling apart after years of hard use or standing in the way of that work-triangle overhaul you’ve been planning, a coat of paint or new wood veneers simply won’t save them. With so many door styles, finishes, and bells and whistles, such as built-in spice racks and pull-out pantries, to choose from, investing in new cabinets can be exciting. But with a lot of money at stake—cabinets account for about half the cost of a typical kitchen renovation—it can also be nerve-wracking. To get the most bang for the buck, it’s important to focus not just on good looks but also on the quality of materials, the type of hinges and other hardware, and the joinery that holds the cabinets together. Those factors determine whether your cabinets will hold your affections for the long haul or soon force you to start shopping again. New, custom-built cherry cabinets echo the expertly fitted and handmade look of millwork in the rest of this 1904 Craftsman-style home. Flat-panel door with beaded detailing in varnished cherry; available from Frost Cabinets
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How Deep Are Kitchen Cabinets

Overhead cabinet width can vary from one manufacturer to another, but depth and height are standardized to accommodate average height of homeowners and the size of most appliances. Overhead cabinets are typically between 12 and 13 inches deep, except for microwave cabinets, which are 15 to 18 inches deep to accommodate most standard microwave sizes. The cabinets placed above a fridge are also slightly deeper, typically measuring 24 inches deep. The standard height of an overhead cabinet is 30 inches, but 36-inch or 42-inch tall cabinets are available to allow you to extend the cabinets to the ceiling to maximize storage space. Upper cabinet widths are sized in 3-inch increments from 9 to 48 inches.

How Deep Are Kitchen Cabinets

How Deep Are Kitchen Cabinets

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