Now that you’re remodeling your kitchen, hanging your new upper cabinets can get you wondering if there’s a standard height. At what height should upper kitchen cabinets be mounted? To help you determine the perfect height, one of the best kitchen remodeling designers The Kitchen Store discusses the ideal height of your upper kitchen cabinets. In this article, we will also be discussing when you should adjust the height of your kitchen cabinets.
The Standard Height
There is no strict standard height for upper cabinets. The preferred height has constantly changed over the years. The most common height that contractors follow is 18 inches above the countertop. However, for clients that request some extra space, 20 inches was the usual measure. Under 18 inches, small appliances may not fit below the cabinets, or if you’re taller the upper cabinets can block your view of the countertop.
The general rule is the higher you raise the upper cabinets, the more space there would be for you to work with but with less reachable storage for you. With a trusted contractor, you don’t have to worry about height issues. You may simply measure what’s suitable for your height and preference.
When You Should Adjust Your Upper Cabinets
The supposed standard height for traditional cabinet designs is naturally not for everyone. Situational factors can influence how high you’ll want to hang your cabinets. For a quick guide, the following are some situations that may require you to adjust the height of your upper cabinets.
- You should adjust your cabinet to fit your height. It would be a waste if you can’t use your cabinets for storage because they are too high for you to reach or if they block your vision of the countertop when you work. It’s important to adjust them to the height that you’re comfortable with.
- When you have a tall faucet or a large sink, you’ll be needing space to move comfortably. A low-installed upper cabinet should be adjusted to provide more space.
- If your backsplash is there as a statement, give it space and exposure it deserves. Especially if it completes your kitchen design.
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