Sometimes, choosing the right kitchen for your home can be a bit of a minefield. Before getting a new kitchen fitted, it is important to consider the size of your kitchen, your minimum and maximum budget, the electricity outlets available, the positioning of your windows and the shape of the room. Although you may have certain restraints, we’ve have created a basic guide to kitchen unit sizes and dimensions to help answer some of your queries.
What is the standard size of a kitchen unit?
Before you start designing your kitchen, you may want to get an idea of the standard dimensions used for kitchen carcasses. This standard sizing makes it easier to fit your units accordingly and will give you an understanding of the space you have to work with when designing your kitchen. We will now outline the measurements of a standard sized kitchen unit to help you with your design ventures:
How wide are standard kitchen units?
The most common width of standard kitchen units is 60cm. However, widths of 30cm, 40cm, 80cm and 100cm are also considered standard sized carcasses. Generally, 60cm kitchen units are fitted with one door, while the larger sizes often have two. These are important things to consider when designing your kitchen. Whether you are looking for one door or two door kitchen units, the style is completely open to your own preference.
How deep are standard kitchen units?
In general, the standard depth of a kitchen unit is 60 cm. This includes the thickness of the door and drawers, but not handles. However, this may be a tight squeeze if your kitchen is less than 180cm wide. If this is the case, why not opt for 50cm deep units to give the impression of a larger kitchen. If you want extra storage but don’t have the floor space, wall units are a great way to spare up some room.
How tall are standard kitchen units?
The heights of kitchen units can vary, but kitchen units and worktops are usually fitted at around 90cm. This standard sizing helps to ensure that your countertops are easy to use and easily replaceable. However, there are always custom made options available so that you can build a worktop space that is more comfortable for your stature.
Appliance and unit widths
The standard size of kitchen appliances, such as sinks, fridges, ovens and dishwashers are 60x60cm. This is a good size to have in mind whilst creating a rough plan for your new kitchen. If you have a large space for your kitchen, you may want to choose bigger appliances such as a fridge-freezer or a range stove – these are typically around 90cm+ wide. If your kitchen is on the smaller size, it may be worth looking for appliances that are slightly smaller than the average size to give you extra floor space.
Distance between base units
Based on two standard 60cm base units, you will need at least 120cm distance between them for two kitchen doors to be open at the same time. You do not want to be stuck in a situation where the doors can’t fully open. This is also a good figure to keep in mind if you want your kitchen to feel spacious. However, this may not always be possible, particularly for galley kitchen styles. If your kitchen is very narrow, why not opt for kitchen units with drawers rather than doors? This way, a minimum distance of 90cm is recommended between the base units on either side of the room.
If you are looking for a made to measure, fully fitted kitchen, or need any help in choosing bespoke bedroom or kitchen accessories, we will be more than happy to help. All you have to do is take the measurements of the room, pick the furniture you want, and we shall send it your way. If you have any queries, please contact us and we can help you to take the steps to create your dream home.