Northern Granite and Cabinetry

Kitchen Planning Guide, Guideline 13, Knee Space Clearance

Guideline 13

Knee space (which may be open or adaptable) should be planned below or adjacent to sinks, cooktops, ranges and ovens whenever possible. Knee space should be a minimum of 27" high by 30" wide by 19" deep under the counter. The 27" height may decrease progressively as depth increases. (Fig. 1)

Guideline 13 Clarification


Finished knee space surfaces should allow access for maintenance
Surfaces in the knee space area should be finished for safety and aesthetic purposes.

Guideline 13 Examples

         
Knee space provided at appliances make them universally accessible. Surfaces in knee space area should be finished for safety and aesthetic purposes. (Fig. 3-4-5)

Guidelines used by permission from the National Kitchen & Bath Association

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