Long ago, traditional furniture was made to "fit" that long-ago society.
Many pieces, back then, were shorter (smaller), than they are today. Today
, people, in general, are taller and some furniture reflects that increase
There are standards, but who's to say they are right for you.
I often decide what's best for me (and mine), and I sometimes compare that
to The Golden Ratio, just to see how "equal" that might be, how that might
compare. I most often guage function and pleasing to my eye, more so than
to strict standard guide lines, but often those standards satisfy my param
My bathroom vanity cabinet (sink) is about 5" higher, than a standard cabin
et/sink. I hate having to bend down to that "standard" low, when using th
e sink. My shower head is almost 7' high. I hate having to bend low (li
ke at some Hotels, etc.), when showering.