The countertop overhang plays a couple of roles and affects counter depth.
Standard lower, or base, cabinets are 24 inches deep, while upper, or wall, cabinets are 12 inches deep.
Countertops typically overhang their base cabinets by about 1 inch, or at least 3/4 inch beyond the drawer fronts and cabinet doors.
What is the difference between counter depth and standard depth?
Counter-depth fridges are typically between 23 and 27 inches deep, and standard-depth fridges are usually 30 to 34 inches deep.
What are standard countertop dimensions?
Standard countertop height is 36 inches (92cm). There’s a bit more discussion on different mid height and desk height countertop heights further down this page. Standard countertop depth is 25 inches (63.5cm) or 30 inches (76cm).
Are kitchen islands the same height as counters?
A standard height kitchen counter will be 36″. Sometimes a kitchen island or transition space between kitchen and family room will also measure 36” high.
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