Question: I have a standard 36” high counter top which is not a comfortable height for me. I want to remodel my kitchen and would like my counter tops to be higher. Is this a reasonable request?
Answer: Yes, I believe this is a reasonable request. The standard 36” high counter top height was set sometime back in the 1930’s when the average person was shorter than people are today. There are different height requirements for different kitchen tasks so you may even want to consider different heights for different task areas. Most people just go with the 36” height but if you want yours set to the height that works best for you, then try the different tasks such as chopping, slicing, food preparation, baking and doing dishes at different heights and see if these make your kitchen chores easier for you. If so then go for it, it’s your kitchen.