We are a tall family and over the years and few hellish renovations I gradually learn that we have to stand up for ourselves while convincing architects or Home depot employees in necessity of an extra height for our kitchen counters, vanities and toilets. A few cm do make a big difference for your comfort.
What are the standard household heights a how much freedom do you have?
- Kitchen countertops: 36" standard. Tall people may prefer 37-38". Short people 32-35". To find the ideal countertop height, hold your elbows out at a 45-degree angle as if you were placing your hands on a counter. The distance from your hands to the floor is the ideal countertop height for you. However, beware that most appliances designed for 36" counter height.
- Counter stools: 24".
- Kitchen bar: 42-43".
- Bar stools: 30".
- Pendant lights should be hang 40-43" above the kitchen island.
- Dining tables: 30".
- Dining chairs: 17-19".
- Bathroom vanity: 34-35".
- Standard toilet: 16-17" height. Comfort height toilets for tall people or people with disabilities: 17-19" height.
Find more details in this Houzz article: Easy reference: Standard height for 10 household details.
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