From the appliances to the counters and flooring, your kitchen should be beautiful and functional. You should love every minute you spend in your kitchen, whether it is having your morning coffee, cooking up a storm or entertaining guests.
Your kitchen cabinets play a big part in your overall design since it provides you with a functional workspace. But kitchen cabinet height can be a challenge if you don’t know if there are any design “rules” you should follow.
While there aren’t any set-in-stone rules, there are some things to consider when choosing the height of your kitchen cabinets such as the kitchen layout, design, and your family needs.
Kitchen Cabinet Standard Height
Traditionally, the standard height for kitchen cabinets was 48 cm above the countertop. But nowadays, anything goes. It has become increasingly popular to raise the cabinets 50cm above the countertop or even more to add more breathing room. It all comes down to the needs of the family and the overall design of the space.
Reasons to Raise Your Kitchen Cabinets
While we consider 48cm the minimum height to fit in small kitchen appliances underneath cupboards, it doesn’t mean that you need to stick to the general standard. There are various reasons why you could choose to raise your kitchen cupboards and still have a beautiful end-result in the quest to get the kitchen of your dreams.
- If your family is taller than average, it makes sense to raise your kitchen cabinets.
- You have a large kitchen with high ceilings.
- Making a bold style statement is good enough reason.
- To get more storage space underneath your cupboards.
Thinking out of the box when it comes to your layout and the height of your cabinets will ensure a warm and inviting kitchen once your renovation is complete.
Reputable kitchen manufacturers such as ProReno can help you try out a few different height options to find the best fit for your home. But the final decision is still up to you and your personal preferences.