I believe the standard counter top height in the US is 36". But what is it
in other parts of the world? I can't believe that in the metric countries
it is an odd number like 0.9144 meters.
When the counter has stools at it and it is mainly used for eating, do
people still make them 36" high?
Don <www.donwiss.com> (e-mail link at home page bottom).
It varies. A standard table is 30" high, and standard chairs are 18"
high. An eating counter could be anywhere from 30" to 42" tall (or
taller), and the seating for such a counter should be 12" lower. It
basically depends on what secondary function the counter has,
e.g. block views of the main counter (42"), worksurface for somebody
tall (39"), general counterspace (36"), baking counter and/or
worksurface for someone short (33").
I have no idea but I'm sure glad you mentioned this...counter height has
been a pet peeve with me for years.
I made all my counters 37 1/2". Not much more than the usual 36"
kitchen height but it does make a difference. And it makes a *huge*
difference with bathroom counters...no more aching back from having to
The height works for my 5'2" wife too.
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