Northern Granite and Cabinetry

Kitchen Planning Guide

Guideline 33 - Seating Area Clearances

Guideline 33

Kitchen seating areas require the following minimum clearances:
    
30" Counter Height
  • 30" high tables/counters -- allow a 30" wide x 19" deep counter/table space for each seated diner, and at least 19" of clear knee space. (Fig. 1 and 2)
    
36" Counter Height
  • 36" high counters -- allow a 24" wide by 15" deep counter space for each seated diner, and at least 15" of clear knee space. (Fig. 3 and 4)
    
42" Counter Height
  • 42" high counters -- allow a 24" wide by 12" deep counter space for each seated diner, and 12" of clear knee space. (Fig. 5 and 6)

Guidelines used by permission from the National Kitchen & Bath Association

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