Functionality

A kitchen with less than 150 square feet should have a minimum of 120” of drawer or roll-out shelf frontage. Larger kitchens should have at least 165” of drawer or roll-out shelf frontage. These drawers and roll-outs are normally a part of the base cabinets included in the base-cabinet frontage requirements.

At least five storage items should be included in the kitchen to improve the accessibility and functionality of the kitchen. These items include, but are not limited to: interior vertical dividers, specialized drawers, built-in bins or racks, swing-out pantries or drawer/roll-out shelves in excess of the amount required. For kitchens with usable corner areas in the plan, at least one functional corner storage unit must be included.

Courtesy of NARI CKBR education program