Precautions on the Design of Kitchen Counter Depth
The design of kitchen counter depth has a direct effect on kitchen work. In the kitchen, lots of items need to work in with countertop, such as putting ingredients, wash and cutting vegetables, placing appliances, etc. So its height and depth must be designed reasonably. Too high or too low cannot make user comfortable. Now, Limiless Cabinet will explain the kitchen counter depth and the precautions on its design in details for your Diykitchens.
What counter depth is suitable?
As for the kitchen countertops dimension, many people may not know clearly which size is convenient to use. In general, the high size from countertop to the bottom of wall cabinet is probably 600mm, while the lower size is about 500mm. The kitchen layout and the countertop height should suit for housewife’s height. Thus the depth of countertop cannot be less than 900mm*460mm. Also the countertop depth determines sink depth. Generally, the sink depth should be the size that countertop minus about 100mm. At the meanwhile, according to the trait that domestic countertop dimension is 500mm–600mm, it can be found that the reasonable sink width is 430mm–80mm.
If there’s a regular cook in the family, we can design the cabinet height according to the cook’s height. So the countertop width cannot be less than 900mm*460mm. Based on ergonomics, the standard width should be 500mm*600mm, and the depth of flat work area should be 40cm–60cm. The best width in kitchen is accordance with your own situation and the kitchen size as well as the sink width. Considering the standard sink, it should be chosen between 500mm–600mm.
In fact, the countertop dimensions are all different in most of families. There is no specific provision,so we can make decisionsaccording to the kitchen space. And many brand cabinets have finished whole products to sell. These frequently used widths are 1000*460mm, 1150*460mm, 1100*460mm, 1100*480mm and 1150*480mm.
Precautions on the Kitchen Counter Depth Design
- When we design the countertop, the material we choose can change its depth. Nowadays, there’re lots of materials on the market, but natural stone, artificial stone as well as stainless steel metal are used more widely. Compare to the former two, the countertop made of stainless steel material looks wider. Thus, it’s used little less.
- When we design the cabinet, we do not only consider the appearancebut also the practicability, which is more important to us. Therefore, the design of countertop depth must be accordance with user’s height and the whole cabinet coordination, etc.