When you are planning a new kitchen it is essential that you know what the proper clearances should be for people to move around in the space and what height counters and eating bars should be set at.

Here is an easy quick reference from the November/December 2011 This Old House Magazine.  When planning a kitchen these dimensions will assure that your kitchen works correctly.

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I hope these few essential measurements will help so you get a kitchen that is not only beautiful but works well too!  Happy kitchen planning and design. Kitchen design is very technical and if you are not sure how to do it correctly you should consider hiring a professional kitchen designer for help.