Workplace Design Principles

A starting point for an evidenced-based design process

Access and Comfort January 22, 2009

Filed under: Kitchen Design — ia2studio @ 9:39 pm

One of the key potential principles of a kitchen design to work universaly is that, it needs to be accessable but at the same time confortable. It is very important for the design to be user friendly to all type of users. Our focus here is countertops;

  • 28 to 32 in high for standing and seated users; at this height they are confortable as chopping or baking centers. (Preiser, p.41.5).
  • 36 in high for general use by standing users; at this height the counter top works well as snack bar. (Preiser, p.41.5).
  • 42 to 45 in high for taller users. (Preiser, p.41.5).

Source:
Preiser, Wolfgang F. E., and Elaine Ostroff. Universal Design Handbook . McGraw-Hill Professional, 2001.

Posted by: Krithi Bhat

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