What is the Average Kitchen Size?

As the footprint of the average home has grown over the past few decades, the average kitchen size has grown as well.  Years ago, the kitchen was used only to cook food and wash dishes while dining, entertaining and gathering were usually relegated to other rooms.  But what exactly is average?  We thought we would take a look at this question to see what the answer might be and help our customers decide if they have an average size kitchen.

Let’s look at several figures that attempt to define the average size of kitchens today:

  • 70 square feet: In 2009, the National Kitchen and Bathroom Association defined a small kitchen as being smaller than 70 square feet and a big kitchen as being larger than this.
  • 100 square feet: Given that the 10′ x 10′ kitchen is a standard benchmark for estimating kitchen remodel costs.
  • 175-200 square feet: A more realistic look at the 10′ x 10′ kitchen, to include a dining area on the side. But this also begs the question: is dining space part of the kitchen or not? Where exactly does a kitchen end?
  • 225 square feet: From a study by Pi Consulting.

We find the average kitchen size is somewhere in the middle, around 150 square feet. This doesn’t mean that your small kitchen or grand kitchen can’t benefit from a great design from the beginning or even a well-planned kitchen remodel. However, it is a good idea to measure your space and it will help you compare prices if someone gives you an estimate based on square footage.

Whether you’re looking to upgrade the cabinets in your existing kitchen or building a new home, we can help you achieve the perfect look for your kitchen.  Call Dixon Custom Cabinetry today or contact us and we will get back to you.