How long or wide should it be?
I am often asked by clients about how high they should make a bench, how wide etc.
These heights are vital if you are to create a space that is functional and does not tire the user. If it is too high fatigue will set in and the same if it is too low.
Consideration needs to be given to the main user of the space however do not forget that if you custom make it to fit your body height and shape too much you will have trouble selling it.
Below are typical measurements used in Australian Bathrooms and Kitchens. Please note these are generalised measurements and need to be adapted to each individual.
|Kitchen Bench Heights||900-950||Determined by ht of user|
|Kitchen kicks||90-150||Influenced by ht of bench & if installing kick drawers|
|Depth of kitchen bench tops||600-650||Influenced by appliances and available space|
|Desired min width of major work area||900|
|Over head cupboards||Bottom of cupboard to start 1585 – 1650||Influenced by height of user|
|Depth over head cupboards||300|
|Bathroom vanity height||850||Influenced by type of bowl used|
|Bathroom vanity depth||320 (semi recessed) – 450-500|