The Right Heighat for Your Kitchen Cabinets
When choosing your kitchen cabinets, height is one of the biggest considerations to keep in mind. Instead of building codes that determine the height of your cabinets, you rather rely on commonly established design standards that have been set.
The Standards of Cabinet Height
The standard cabinet height that has been established over the years is approximately 36 inches above the floor. Studies have shown that this is the most ergonomic height for the cabinets as well which makes them more comfortable and functional to use; this is also based on the average height of the typical homeowner that will be using the kitchen cabinets.
Switching up the Standard Cabinet HeightWhat are Your Current Kitchen Needs?
When determining the right height for your kitchen cabinets, you need to consider your needs including:
• How tall is your family?
• How large and expansive are your current kitchen features?
• Do you want access to creative storage solutions?
• What kind of style do you wish to achieve?
If you have larger kitchen features like a farmhouse sink or a bigger pantry that take up room, then you may find the cabinets placed a bit higher than standard height will give your space more balance.
For functionality, you also want to utilize as much kitchen storage opportunities as possible, and cabinets are a big part of this. Raising the cabinets allows you more space to incorporate shelving and also gives you the option and the room to hang your pots and pans.
Choosing Your Cabinets
If you need help choosing the right cabinets and at which height to install them, contact the professionals at Cardigan today to go over your options and meet with a dealer for Yorktowne cabinetry to answer any other questions you may have.