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How low should kitchen cabinets hang?

Asked by Laura Kunzler on November 14, 2021

Categories: Home and garden Home appliances


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Go lower than 18 inches and you may find that certain small appliances don't fit below the cabinets, orthat the upper cabinets start to block your view of the countertop. Although 18 inches is a typical minimum height, kitchen cabinets can start much higher than this.

How high should cabinets be for an 8 foot ceiling? How far should the cabinets be from the ceiling? An 8-foot ceiling with a 12 inchsoffit will need 30 inch cabinets. An 8-foot ceiling with a crown molding finish will typically use 36 inch cabinets. For an 8-foot ceiling, you would need 42 inch cabinets.

Do you install kitchen cabinets or floors first? If part of the floor is trapped underneath the heavy cabinets, it can not properly move. This can cause all sorts of issues including bulging, buckling and breaking. 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 kitchen base units be? 870mm