What is the Standard Height of Bathroom Cabinets?

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The countertop adds an inch or two to the cabinet's height.
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Bathroom cabinets range in height depending on when they were manufactured and the company or individual who constructed them. Standards shift with design trends and changes in the general population; as people become taller, so do cabinets.

Common Standards

Standard bathroom cabinets commonly reach 29- to 31-inches above the floor. This height works well for a bathroom primarily used by children, but tends to be uncomfortable for adults.

Family-Friendly Heights

Modern standards aim to strike a balance between short cabinets suitable for young children and tall cabinets ideal for adults. Standards range from 32- to 36-inches depending on the style of cabinet and manufacturer.

Adult-Focused Designs

Bathrooms utilized primarily by adults tend to feature cabinets on the higher end of standards. Manufacturers offer pre-fabricated cabinetry ranging from 36- to 38-inches high. Anything taller than this is typically only available in custom cabinetry, but high-end cabinet manufacturers may offer designs that exceed this, reaching up to 43-inches.


Cassie Damewood

Cassie Damewood has been a writer and editor since 1985. She writes about food and cooking for various websites, including My Great Recipes, and serves as the copy editor for "Food Loves Beer" magazine. Damewood completed a Bachelor of Arts in English with an emphasis in creative writing at Miami University.