Kitchen Design Standards Kitchen and Bath Design Standards - Page 15

12: Preparation/Work Area Recommended: Include a section of continuous countertop at l e a s t 36” wi de x 24” de e p i mme di a t e l y ne xt to a sink for a primary preparation/work area. Code Requirement: State or local codes may apply. Access Standard Recommended: A section of continuous countertop at least 30” wi de wi t h a pe r ma ne nt or a da p t a bl e knee space should be included somewhere in the kitchen. See Access Guideline 6 for knee space specifications. Code Reference: In a kitchen, there should be at least one 30” wi de s e c t i on of c ount e r , 34” hi g h ma xi mum or a dj us t a bl e f r om 29” t o 36” . Cabinetry can be added under the work surface, provided it can be removed or altered without removal or replacement of the work surface, and provided the finished floor extends under the cabinet. (ANSI A 117.1, 1003.12.6.3) 15