Measure the height of the base cabinets.
Most standard cabinets are 34-1/2” high.
Add 1-1/2” for a standard countertop and 18 inches for a standard backsplash, (though some designers now want a 20-inch backsplash to make room for small appliances).
What is the standard height between upper and lower cabinets?
The standard distance between the top of a kitchen counter and the bottom of the wall cabinets above it is 18 inches. For the average person, this distance is the ideal balance between plenty of space to work on the countertop and the ability to reach all of the shelves in the cabinet.
How far should cabinets be from the ceiling?
Some upper cabinets meet the ceiling; some don’t. The installation height is based on the amount of space needed between the top of the counter and bottom of the upper cabinets. In most homes, this spacing is 18 inches; in an accessible kitchen, uppers are more convenient 15 inches from the counter.
Should I take my kitchen cabinets to the ceiling?
Inexperienced designers, architects, interior designers, and home owners usually do not. This is just the tip of the ice berg for good kitchen design. 1 ) Never leave crown moldings closer than 9 inches from a ceiling. Once you get within a foot of the ceiling you should have the cabinetry and molding meet ceiling.
How deep should upper kitchen cabinets be?
Standard wall cabinets (sometimes referred to as “upper cabinets”) are 12 inches deep; standard base (below-counter) cabinets are 24 inches deep. But these days, says Scott, more companies are making wall cabinets 15 inches deep, which gives more storage space.
How much space should be between stove and cabinets?
Allow at least 15 to 18 inches of counter space on one side of the oven. Allow counter space on both sides of the stove or stovetop – 12 to 18 inches on one side and 15 to 24 on the other.
How tall is a standard upper cabinet?
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.
What is the standard height of a kitchen cabinet?
Base cabinet dimensions
Standard base cabinet depth is 24 inches (61cm). Deeper cabinets are also available and are useful because refrigerators have been getting deeper – up to 36 inches deep (92cm) so a deeper countertop is appropriate.
How do you set up lower cabinets?
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Should flooring go under cabinets?
If you are installing a hardwood floating floor (or any floating floor such as cork or laminate), you should install the floor AFTER the kitchen cabinets are installed. So, floors that are nailed (or glued) should be installed BEFORE the cabinets and floors that are floated should be done AFTER the cabinets.
How high should cabinets be for an 8 foot ceiling?
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.
Should you install upper or lower cabinets first?
Cabinet installers will probably never agree on whether upper or lower cabinets should be installed first. Installing upper cabinets first allows better access for lifting the cabinets in place, whether you use extra manpower or special tools such as cabinet lifts. But installing lowers first can also have advantages.
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