Kitchen ergonomics

Save yourself the physical strain and start incorporating a few design changes and careful product selection to create an ergonomic kitchen that is tailored for minimum wasted motion and maximum efficiency.

Watch the counter

Counters are the most common area of the kitchen. Match the height of your countertops to your family; this is paramount for general ergonomics. Take a rough measurement of each member’s height and choose accordingly. For taller families, opt for a 38 inch countertop. However, if there are pre-existing standard 36 inch ones in your home, consider remodeling and installing adjustable feet for future alterations. Alternatively, install two or more counters of different heights to increase flexibility. The right counter height can help eliminate constant slouching or spinal bending.