Dimensions for cabinets and furniture have been standardized over the years to fit the average size person. While you can customize furnishing to fit your own personal needs, here’s a list of commonly used dimensions to help you when planning your next project.

Upscale kitchen with gorgeous flooring and beautiful raised-panel cabinets
Raised-panel cabinets are right at home in a traditional kitchen. (DepositPhotos)

Kitchen Cabinets

  • Countertop: 25” deep x 36” high
  • Base cabinet: 24” deep x 34½” high
  • Base cabinet kick space: 3” deep x 4” high
  • Drawers: 4” high and up
  • Hanging cabinet: 12” deep x 30”- 42” high
  • Space between countertop and hanging cabinet: 18” high
  • Space between range top and hanging cabinet: 24” high
  • Distance between island and cabinets: 42” wide
  • Distance between island for walkway: 36” wide

Chelsea Lipford Wolf's master bathroom addition with blue tile walls and a wood vanity

Bathroom Vanity

  • Sink: 30” – 36” high
  • Vanity: 21”- 24” deep

Modern mirror hanging over antique console table in hall
An antique console table is a simple way to mix old and modern decor. (DepositPhotos)


  • Chair seat: 16”-18” high by 15″-18″ deep, armrest 7″-9″ above seat
  • Coffee table: 18”- 28” wide x 16”-19” high
  • Desk: 24-30” wide x 28”- 30” high
  • Desk knee hole: 26”- 28” wide
  • Dining table: 36”- 42” wide x 29”- 32” high

Antique chandelier in powder room
Want to add instant elegance to a powder room? Just add an antique chandelier. (DepositPhotos)

Chandelier Size

There are several methods of determining the proper size for a chandelier:

    • Room Size: The length and width of the room added together in feet should equal the diameter of the chandelier in inches. Example: a 12′ by 12′ room should have a 24″ diameter chandelier (12 + 12 = 24″).
  • Table Size: In a dining room, the diameter of a chandelier should be at least half the width of the table. Example: a 42″ wide table should have a 21″ minimum diameter chandelier (42″ ÷ 2 = 21″). Another method is to make the diameter of the chandelier no larger than the width of the table minus 12″. Example: a 42″ wide table should have a maximum 30″ diameter chandelier (42″ – 12″ = 30″).

Chandelier Height

The height of the chandelier is based on the ceiling height and location:

    • In Entry Hall: The lowest point of a chandelier should be a minimum of 6½’ from the floor. If possible, or with higher ceilings, hang it 7′ from the floor.
  • Over Dining Table: The bottom of a chandelier should be at least 30″ above the dining table (59″-62″ from floor). For ceilings higher than 8′, add 3″ for each additional foot of ceiling height. Example: With a 10′ ceiling, the bottom of the chandelier should be approximately 36″ above the top of the table.

Hand on mattress

Mattress Sizes

  • Single (twin): 75” long x 39” wide
  • Single (twin) extra long: 80” long x 39” wide
  • Double (full): 75” long x 54” wide
  • Queen: 80” long x 60” wide
  • King: 80” long x 76” wide
  • California King: 84” long x 72” wide
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Danny Lipford is a home improvement expert and television personality who started his remodeling business, Lipford Construction, at the age of 21 in Mobile, Alabama. He gained national recognition as the host of the nationally syndicated television show, Today's Homeowner with Danny Lipford, which started as a small cable show in Mobile. Danny's expertise in home improvement has also led him to be a contributor to popular magazines and websites and the go-to source for advice on everything related to the home. He has made over 200 national television appearances and served as the home improvement expert for CBS's The Early Show and The Weather Channel for over a decade. Danny is also the founder of 3 Echoes Content Studio, TodaysHomeowner.com, and Checking In With Chelsea, a décor and lifestyle blog.

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