illustration of standard cabinet measurements
Photo: courtesy of Signature Custom Cabinetry
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Cabinetry Rules of Thumb

While cabinets can be configured in myriad ways, they're typically built and installed using well-established dimensions. Follow these guidelines during the planning stages to imagine how your kitchen will look and function.

Standard Measurements
1. Distance between countertop and upper cabinets: 18 inches
2. Upper cabinet depth: 12 inches
3. Lower cabinet depth: 24 inches
4. Countertop overhang: ¾ to 1 inch
5. Countertop height: 36 inches
6. Kickspace: 4 inches high, 3 inches deep

Shown: Custom Colonial door in white-painted plywood; available from Signature Custom Cabinetry
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