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What is the Standard Kitchen Drawer Size?

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Standard non-custom soft-close kitchen drawer runners generally offer drawer widths from 12 to 24 inches (30 to 60 cm), increasing every 3 inches (7.5 cm). If the available standard soft-close drawer runners do not fit into your kitchen design, you can order custom drawers. However, the price is usually higher for a custom project, but you can get a product made for your good specifications.



The general recommendation is that those kitchens with less than 150 square feet (45 m square) should have at least 120 inches (30 m) of drawers or sliding shelves. For kitchens with more substantial space, that number increases to 165 inches (45 m). These are general guides that owners can adapt to their specific plans. 

Most kitchens contain a variety of drawer depths for different storage needs. Flat drawers can contain utensils, pot holders, and other small and flat kitchen objects. Deep drawers work well for stacking tablecloths or large pots. Evaluate the appropriate drawer space for your kitchen.


Kitchen cabinets are available in a variety of styles and materials. Often, the low-end cabinets and drawers are made of veneer or medium density fiber. In most cases, they are equipped with cover layer for wood. Some manufacturers use these economic woods inside the cabinets and drawers but use solid wood in the front. The high-end cabinets are usually solid wood throughout the element, and the high cost reflects the complexity.

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When replacing existing drawers, it is essential to have adequate measures to ensure proper fit and proper functioning of new drawers. Measure the fronts of the drawers as well as their boxes. The width of the drawers must be the same unless the entire cabinet is replaced. However, the total number of drawers in a cabinet, as well as the height of each drawer, can be adjusted. For example, the space for four or five flat drawers can be occupied by three deep drawers. The measurements should be adjusted for the individual drawer fronts. Again, it is essential to ensure that each drawer has a guide to easily slide through. 


When designing a kitchen, the location of the drawers is essential. Consider where the right place to store the various kitchen items would be and arrange for storage there. For example, a potholder drawer is useful near the oven, while a towel drawer for drying dishes is more convenient near the sink. Full drawers may contain large plastic rolls, and narrow drawers may hold knives stored more securely away from other utensils. Being careful when planning can make a well-designed kitchen a pleasure to use.

So far, it has been shown that there is no one-size-fits-all when it comes to the kitchen drawer size. However, the standard kitchen drawer size will depend on the size of the kitchen as well as other considerations, such as the choice of the owner. The later explains why you can order custom drawers if the available standard soft-close drawer runners do not fit into your kitchen design. 

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