# What are standard cabinet depths?

Generally, the standard wall kitchen cabinet depth is **12 inches deep**, but some can go up to 24 inches deep. For example, wall cabinets designed to be installed over a refrigerator will be deeper so the front of the cabinet lines up with the front of the appliance.

## What is the standard kitchen cabinet depth?

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24 inches

Standard wall cabinets are generally **24 inches** in depth.

## What is the minimum depth of a cabinet?

Standard Base Cabinets are 24 inches deep. They can be decreased to a minimum depth of **12 inches**. Standard Tall Cabinets are 24 inches deep. They can be decreased to a minimum depth of 6 inches.

## What are the different depths of base cabinets?

Standard Base Cabinet Sizes

The cabinets vary from **6″ to 42″** based on the usage of the cabinet. Depth: The depth of base cabinets without the countertop typically measures 24 inches. Adding the countertop will create an overhang between one to two inches.

## Do kitchen cabinets come in different depths?

Standard kitchen cabinet heights include 12, 15, 18, 30, 36 and 42 inches tall; **depth ranges from 12 to 18 inches**. Typically installed 18 inches above countertops, 54 inches above floor and 24 inches above stove.

## What is the best depth for upper kitchen cabinets?

12 inches deep

How deep should the cabinet boxes be? Standard wall cabinets (sometimes referred to as “upper cabinets”) are **12 inches** deep; standard base (below-counter) cabinets are 24 inches deep.

## How deep are Ikea kitchen cabinets?

24.75 inches deep

IKEA base cabinets are 30 inches high and **24.75 inches** deep. After adding legs and a countertop, they reach 36 inches, which is the standard countertop height for U.S. Kitchens. A complete IKEA base cabinet consists of the cabinet box, drawers and drawer fronts, and inner drawers and fronts.

## How much space should be between countertop and upper cabinets?

The standard distance between the top of a kitchen counter and the bottom of the wall cabinets above it is **18 inches**. For the average person, this distance is the ideal balance between plenty of space to work on the countertop and the ability to reach all of the shelves in the cabinet.

## How far should cabinets be from countertop?

about 18 inches

The Standard Kitchen Cabinet Height

Past cabinets show that it is standard to install cabinets about **18 inches** off the countertop, but it’s becoming more popular to hang cabinets a bit higher for more space, such as 20 inches or more.

## What to do with cabinets you can’t reach?

In a perfect world, every cabinet will come equipped with **cabinet drawer roll-outs**. They are accessible for everyone, but are especially helpful for anyone who has a hard time reaching into upper cabinets – or getting on hands and knees to access the rear or back-corners of lower cabinets.

## Do you install upper or lower cabinets first?

**Always install the upper cabinets before the lower cabinets**. This way you won’t have to awkwardly work over the lower cabinets, risking damaging them in the process. Once you’ve assembled the cabinets according to the manufacturer’s instructions, remove the doors if attached and set them out of harm’s way.