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How High Is A Kitchen Worktop?

Today, we're diving into the world of kitchen worktops and addressing a key question: how high should they be?

Finding the right height can make all the difference in comfort and functionality while you whip up your favourite dishes.

So, let's explore the factors you need to consider and find the perfect worktop height for you.

How High Should A Kitchen Worktop Be?

The height of a kitchen worktop is important for ease of use, aesthetics and functionality.

In general, the standard height for kitchen worktops in the UK is about 90-91 cm (35-36 inches) from the floor to the top of the work surface.

However, this isn't set in stone, and it can vary depending on your height and preferences.

If you're a taller or shorter person, you might want to adjust the height to make it more comfortable for you.

A good rule of thumb is to aim for a worktop height that allows you to work with your elbows bent at a 90-degree angle while standing.

This will help you avoid straining your back and shoulders while working in the kitchen.

So, don't worry too much about sticking to a specific height – just make sure it feels comfy for you and whoever else will be using the kitchen.

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What is The Average Kitchen Worktop Height?

The average kitchen worktop height in the UK is around 90-91cm (35-36 inches) from the floor to the top of the surface.

However, this can vary based on personal preference and comfort.

What is The Average Kitchen Worktop Depth?

The average kitchen worktop depth in the UK is typically between 60-65cm (23.6-25.6 inches), providing ample space for cooking and food prep while accommodating standard kitchen cabinets.

Can You Buy Fitted Kitchens Online?

Yes you can buy fitted kitchens online, but before we go into that, let me ask you something…

Would you rather:

Buy an off the shelf standardised kitchen that isn’t bespoke that lacks customisation and the exact same kitchen can be bought again by someone else. Or…

Build your own customised dream kitchen, that not has the neighbours talking, but it’s also affordable and can fit within your budget?

It’s an important question you ought to think about, because while standardised kitchens are okay, they usually come with their fair share of problems. Like:

  1. Not fitting in the space you have
  2. Pieces missing
  3. Parts broken needing replaced
  4. You can’t modify or add elements to it that makes it unique
  5. And many more.

Choosing a new kitchen should be an enjoyable experience, especially when it’s going to become a permanent feature, so it would make sense that you take your time to customise your kitchen, adding features to make it pop!

Well, unfortunately, you won’t get that when you buy a standardised kitchen…

Homeowners who walk into the chain outlets to buy kitchens, that offer zero personalisation or customisation, are no different to those walking into a tattoo parlour, picking out a tattoo from a catalogue and having it etched on their body forever only to see someone else sporting the exact same tattoo.

And this is why JMT Trade does things very differently. Having been in the kitchen industry for 40+ years, we know a thing or two about designing gorgeous dream kitchens that turn heads.

We’re proud of the fact that all our kitchens are manufactured and built in the UK using UK material.

From selecting your design, colour scheme, additional fixtures, fittings and features.

We’re there every step of the way to ensure that your dream kitchen comes out exactly how you want it with no fuss.

All our kitchens are pre-built which means no confusing and awkward flat pack.

All you have to do is line up your units, make sure they’re level and then fix them in place. We’ve done it this way to help the fitter get the job done quicker so our customers can start enjoying their kitchen sooner.

With ranges from Zola, Strada, Aldana all the way up to the Netherby range which is our budget friendly premium range.

Our handcrafted kitchens can be customised to fit any shape or size of room, with gloss or matt finish, you have a hundred different colour schemes to choose from.

So check out this link to see our our complete kitchen range for sale.

Final Notes On What Height A Kitchen Worktop Should Be

While the average kitchen worktop height is around 90-91 cm, it's essential to consider personal comfort and preference.

Adjust the height to suit your needs, allowing for a 90-degree elbow angle when standing.

This way, you'll create a comfortable and functional kitchen space tailored to your requirements.

 Phil Tuddenham

Author - Phil Tuddenham

Philip Tuddenham is the force behind JMT Trade Ltd. Philip stepped into the family business in 1998, and has taken JMT to new heights.

He has decades of expertise and experience in designing, manufacturing and installing kitchens, bathrooms, domestic and commercial furniture.

In 2007, Philip broadened JMT's horizons. Introducing new ranges and diversifying into new territories such as media walls and school furniture.

While embracing this innovation, JMT remained true to its origins, continuing to provide excellent bedrooms and bathrooms.

Under Philip's leadership, the company continues to uphold its long-standing tradition of exceptional customer service and high-quality products.