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The optimal height for kitchen counter tops.

The optimal height for kitchen counter tops.

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Question: What is the Optimal Kitchen Counter Top Height?
Answer: The most common height for a kitchen counter top is 3-feet (36-inches). Premade base cabinets are designed for this finished height.

Commonality put aside, 3-feet is typically the optimal and most ergonomic height for a kitchen counter. It may not be the best for a specific task, but it is the best overall compromise for the majority of tasks done in the kitchen.

For most people, a kitchen counter top height of 3-feet provides a comfortable work station. Extremely short or tall people, or those with special needs, may want to modify that height to better suit their needs.

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