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Standard Kitchen Cabinet Height

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Standard Kitchen Cabinet Height

What are the sizes of standard kitchen cabinets? Dimensions of kitchen cabinets refer as a determination of standard kitchen cabinets sizes in construction and remodeling industry. Stock or standard cabinets, are the products available from the store shelf with no special order requirements, and the sizes are very basic to satisfied low budget customer’s needs. All custom made cabinets a made exact sizes to fit kitchen layout and house design exact. It is not a case in identifying the dimensions of custom cabinets which are made exact sizes and unique specification. First factor in analyzing standard cabinet’s sizes is a determination the type of a cabinet – wall or base. Second factor is identifying the cabinet style – one door or double door design. Drawer cabinets are not specified in a term of a size, but have analogous dimensions to doors cabinets. Wall cabinets dimensions chart Cabinet type Single door cabinet Double door cabinet Corner cabinet Width (W) in inches 9″, 12″, 15″, 18″, 21″, 24″ 24″, 30″, 33″, 36″ 24″ on both sides Height (H) in inches 12″, 15″, 24″, 30″, 36″, 40″, 42″ 12″, 15″, 24″, 30″, 36″, 40″, 42″ 30, 36, 42″ Depth (D) in inches 12″, 24″ Base cabinets dimensions chart Width (W) in inches 9″, 12″, 15″, 18″, 21″, 24″ 24″, 30″, 33″, 36″, 40″, 48″ 36″ on both sides Height (H) in inches 34.5″ Depth (D) in inches 12″, 24″ Not every manufacturer will include all available sizes in the standard production line, but using wood fillers and incorporation variety of kitchen cabinets dimensions allows getting standard cabinets fit to any kitchen size. All numbers in the chart are imperial characteristics for standard kitchen cabinets dimensions. European cabinets are not considering a standard, and might have its own specifications in metric system, but for the US market all dimentions in imperial system. What the dimension of pantry cabinet? Pantry or tall cabinets have the basic width as a rest of base cabinets and two common depth 12 or 24 inches in order to match with a rest of cabinets. They come in tree heights sizes – 84”, 90”, 96”. What size of the cabinet over refrigerator? Standard opening for refrigerator is usually 36” wide and standard size of the wall cabinet over refrigerator 36” in width as well. In some cases the cabinet has to be smaller or bigger depending on the fridge size. The heights will vary from 12” to 24” depending on the walls cabinets and how big the refrigerator is. Build in fridges are not the same and if you will choose one check the require allowances. What size of the kitchen cabinet over microwave or hood range? Standard size of a cabinet for over the range microwave oven is 30”wide and 12”, or 15” high, but some appliances comes in different sizes, and before buying the cabinets see kitchen appliances specification. Size of opening for dishwasher. While performing base kitchen cabinets installation 24” opening in width has to be left for a dishwasher with a full standard 34.5” height. Base cabinet for kitchen sink. Standard sizes of sink cabinets are 30”, 33” or 36” wide with a basic height. Such cabinets’ dimensions allow fitting most of the kitchens sink sizes. Specifications of cabinets for range and a cooktop. Standard sizes of cabinets for range and a cook top will depend on actual appliances dimensions, but most of them fit in 30”, 33” or 36” inches cabinets. Cut-outs for build in appliances. In many cases build in allowances has to be verified with actual appliances specification, but it is doesn’t mean it will impact the standard kitchen cabinets sizes. If cut-out for build in microwave 22”W x 14”H require it should fit in 24” wide standard cabinet. Why to use wood fillers? Because standard kitchen cabinets cannot match the kitchen dimensions exact using wood fillers is the only way to fill the extra spaces. What is a standard opening for a free standing stove? 30” width is a standard dimension should be left for stove unless there is a special custom stove will be installed. Why we are shopping for standard kitchen cabinets? The price is a main factor of popularity when it comes to a stock option. Cost of kitchen cabinets installation as well as prices of cabinets itself in standard sizes significantly lower in comparison with semicustom or custom option.
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Standard Kitchen Cabinet Height

Standard widths for wall cabinets are the same as base cabinets, they start at 9″ W with 3″ intervals up to 36″ W. Wall cabinets also have flexibility as being used as 12 “ D base cabinets, commonly used for island applications. To use a wall cabinet as a base cabinet, it is necessary to build a 4.5″ H toe kick platform and order an additional matching toe kick to finish it. To align at standard base cabinet height, use a 30″ H wall cabinet. If you are looking to create a two tier island, use a 36″ H wall cabinet for the bar height level. The 36″ H wall cabinet with a 4.5″ H toe kick and countertop will have a finished bar height of 42″ height.
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Standard Kitchen Cabinet Height

Standard cabinet depth is 12″ deep, and 24″ deep cabinets to be used over the refrigerator are common, which will allow easier access. When designing a kitchen with a staggered height cabinet look, it is very important that when you make cabinets taller, that you also make them 3″ deeper to 15″ D. This will allow the necessary room for crown moldings of the shorter height cabinets to finish nicely into the side of the cabinet, and not block the door opening of the taller cabinet. When trying to determine the correct height cabinet to use above a range, it is important to take into account the height of the other wall cabinets.
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Standard Kitchen Cabinet Height

Special Base Cabinet Heights Some households need taller or shorter base cabinets. For example, wheelchair-accessible countertops are often 28-inches-high. The base cabinet height is reduced by the countertop thickness. If a physical condition requires limited bending, standard countertop height is often too short. In those cases, a 35-inch cabinet only works if the countertop is adjustable and can be raised. Otherwise, taller base cabinets might be the best option. To avoid bending, the right countertop height is found by measuring up from the floor to the user’s elbow, and the cabinet height is accordingly reduced by the countertop thickness.
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Standard Kitchen Cabinet Height

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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Standard Kitchen Cabinet Height

Some households need taller or shorter base cabinets. For example, wheelchair-accessible countertops are often 28-inches-high. The base cabinet height is reduced by the countertop thickness. If a physical condition requires limited bending, standard countertop height is often too short. In those cases, a 35-inch cabinet only works if the countertop is adjustable and can be raised. Otherwise, taller base cabinets might be the best option. To avoid bending, the right countertop height is found by measuring up from the floor to the user’s elbow, and the cabinet height is accordingly reduced by the countertop thickness.
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Standard Kitchen Cabinet Height

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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Standard Kitchen Cabinet Height

For proper installation, please make sure to plan and install your cabinets 54″ from the floor to the bottom of the wall cabinet. When subtracting the 36″ height of a base cabinet including countertop, this leaves 18″ of height. This is the standard height for a backsplash.
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If you’re starting the process of remodeling your kitchen and are exploring various cabinetry styles, you may be looking to get an idea of standard dimensions before you move forward. Along with choosing design elements for your cabinets, you should also stop and think about how much space your new cabinetry will occupy. When it comes to cabinet sizing, there are a multitude of factors that must be taken into account to design the kitchen accurately for the space. Take a look at our guide to standard cabinet sizes for base, wall and tall cabinets so you can properly begin to plan your layout. Whether you’re in search of storage-packed deep wall cabinets or want a single-oven base cabinet, this helpful size guide is essential.

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