I get asked about the following information quite often and I sometimes take it for granted..because I deal with it every day. So had a few minutes before an appointment and thought would send it out in cyber space! I hope it helps and as always comments welcome!
**Kitchen aisles should be 42 in wide. You can fudge this a bit if you must under certain circumstances but shoot for 42inches. If you want more room, 48inches is good too but beware of getting TOO much space…makes it awkward to move about from one area to another.
**Make your kitchen prep island 38 inches high if you are average to above average height. This height is much more comfortable for “most” people to prep foods at….if you are chopping etc. Less bending.
**Hang dining light fixtures aprox 36 in off the table to the bottom of fixture. This can be varied depending on the light fixture but this is good rule of thumb.
**One gallon of paint will typically cover 400 square feet.
**Be careful of microwave height when above a wall oven. You want to look at how high you will be reaching to take hot foods out. I like somewhere betweek 48inches to 54 inches to the BOTTOM of the micro. Of course, this one is very dependient on height of the users and the microwave and oven specs!
**Pot filler height should be determined by several factors: the height of tallest pot you want to go under it, the drop of the spout, and the height of your burner grates. This is very different for many jobs. I would say usually falls between 54 in and 57 in off the floor…but again depends on how the pot filler is designed so PAY ATTENTION and do not let plumber decide for you!
What are your questions?
My name is Cheryl Kees Clendenon, a California transplant to Northwest Florida. Been in the interior design business for 14 years and learn something new every day! This blog is about the day to day running of a design business and the crazy clients, silly subs, vexing vendors and exasperating employees! Join us for the ride!