If you’ve been in the market for kitchen cabinets lately, you might have noticed that there are an abundance of options. It can all be a little overwhelming, especially when you’re not exactly sure what all of the terms mean.
Do you want a tall cabinet? All base? What about specialty cabinets? If this has been your experience with kitchen cabinets,
There are four common cabinet sizes you have likely seen. Here’s a quick look at each of them:
- Base Cabinets are standard lower cabinets, commonly 24 inches deep and 36 inches tall, and usually with a “toe kick,” or a four inch riser set back further than the cabinet face.
- Wall Cabinets are standard upper cabinets. They’re usually around 12 inches deep, although they can be customized up to 17 inches deep.
- Tall Cabinets you typically see at the end of a row of cabinets. They are around 83.5 inches tall and are most often used for pantry or broom and mop storage.
- Specialty Cabinets are unique cabinets for the more unusual parts of your kitchen, including sink fronts, corner cabinets, hutches, and built in appliance spaces.
Usually, your cabinet system is going to combine several of these, so discuss with your contractor about which one is going to be best for your design and needs.
Thankfully, if you go step-by-step through the process, you can generally find exactly what you want in the long run. Communication is key; make sure you talk to those involved in choosing and installing your cabinets so you know you will get the finished project you expect.