## How much countertop space should a kitchen have?

## How much countertop space should a kitchen have?

For minimum space requirements, the National Kitchen and Bath Association recommends a countertop that is 158 inches wide and 24 inches deep. This results in a little more than 26 square feet of total countertop space. It’s important to keep in mind, however, that this is a general recommendation.

## How long should a countertop be?

Ideal Countertop Overhang Measurements

Countertop Section or Type | Dimension |
---|---|

Front of counter or room side | 1-1/4 inches |

On the side, against an appliance | 1/8-inch to 1/4-inch |

Against a wall | No overhang |

Countertop seating | 8 to 10 inches |

**What is the average depth of a kitchen counter?**

25-1/2 inches

Average kitchen countertop depth comes in at 25-1/2 inches. Occasionally, depth can go down as low as 24 inches or as high as 26 1/2 inches. Various factors may change depth: Base cabinets positioned at slightly different distances away from the wall.

### What is the average height of a counter?

36 inches

The Standard Counter Height Kitchen – The standard kitchen counter height is 36 inches (3 feet) above the floor. Kitchen islands designed for bar-style seating can climb as high as 42 inches.

### How much counter space is average?

The average guidelines recommend countertops measure 158” x 24” deep and have at least 15” clearance above. This translates to 13-feet of countertop length and 26.3-square-feet of usable countertop space. If you have the space you will likely want to expand on these measurements.

**How many square feet of countertop do I need?**

To calculate the total square footage (after placing seams) you will need to follow this formula: “L” x “W” / 144 = s.f. (Length times width divided by 144 = square feet). Kitchen base cabinets are generally 24″ in depth.

## How far should countertop extend over cabinets?

1 ½ inches

Standard countertop overhang is 1 ½ inches. Keep in mind that this is 1 ½ inches over the front edge of the base cabinet. While some countertops may have different overhang measurements, this is the number that is seen as standard for homes.

## What is the standard height and depth of a kitchen counter?

(Standard kitchen counter height and depth is generally 36″ high and 25″ deep.)