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I did a search and did not find a definitive answer. I think some of it is steeped in tradition because years gone by people were shorter and had to be able to wash their face and such in a bathroom sinkt so they were always 30 inches high with a 1 1/2 inch counter top. As already mentioned today people are asking for 32 and 34 inch cabinets. When I had my cabinet shop, every custom bathroom cabinet I made for a customer was asked to be 34 inches high and 21 inches deep. Kitchen cabinets are typically made to 34 1/2 inches so that a 1 1/2 inch counter top brings the working height to 36 inches.

I did find this and it called comfort height.
https://www.tradewindsimports.com/bl...throom-vanity/

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My 4'11" wife asked to have the Bathroom counter top raised 3" when we remodeled, not my idea but works better for me too.
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Most users stand at a kitchen counter but bend to use a bathroom sink.

As a kid, there was a nearby custom home where all the cabinets were at least 8 to 12 inches higher than usual, and the doors and ceilings raised too (before vaulted ceilings were the rage). The original home owners were a couple, 6'11" and 6'4" for him and her, respectively....at least that was the neighborhood story.
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Shoulder height?? Bit of an exaggeration there, but, just nail the cord to the baseboard... bam bam done, nice n tidy. One could always paint the cord to match the walls for that 'custom' look.
I think not, sir! Ask these guys about shoulder height.....
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I think it has to do with the fact that most of the bathrooms are constantly used compared to the ones in the kitchen where you can store appliances without touching them for a long time. My wife is not very tall to not say very short, so when we made our home I had to look for creative solutions for home design in order to make it work out. I would hate to be at work and have her struggle with finding the frying pan on a top-shelf. At the end of the day, I would be the one starving and hearing the complaints all day long.

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Our bathroom vanity is two levels. The "ladies" sink and vanity middle section at one height, and the "mens" sink about 4-5" taller. That says to me those were designed to be a fit for bending at the waist. Not something you do so much at the kitchen cabinets or sink.
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If kitchen cabinets were shorter they would kill most peoples backs.
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Just as overly deep sinks do.
Great point. I was looking at kitchen sinks and I'm glad I thought of this before purchasing! No longer will the deep sink sound better than the shallower one.
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Why are bathroom base cabinets 6" shorter than kitchen base cabinets?
Because they are,

Sometimes life's mysteries are better off by being just that, a mystery

I don't want to go down the bathroom cabinet rabbit hole, sometimes ignorance is bliss!
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A woman approached the yogi and asked why holy men had beards. The wise man regarded her for several long seconds before responding.

"How old are you," he asked.

"I am forty-years old," she responded.

"In those forty years have you not noticed it is the nature of men to grow beards? Nature has given men beards. That is the way of it. So the question to ask is not why some men have beards but instead one should ask why some men choose to remove what nature has given them."
You're a good daughter Sophia!

My wife and I are both tall and have raised counter height and installed taller commodes as we've renovated bathrooms in our house. Just makes it easier to use.

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Dad is having a helluva time getting down to the sink to wash his hands without griping and moaning about backache. I think I'll replace those cabinets with kitchen cabinets.
When I redesigned our master bath for wheelchair access, I also used wall mounted sinks and made my sink high enough on the wall to reduce bending. It may look strange, but it works.
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I think not, sir! Ask these guys about shoulder height.....
Short people, ya gotta love em....last ones to know its raining and first ones to drown.

Apologies to all the drowned short people out there.
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So true Al. I can't tell you how many pedal extensions I've had to mount on vehicles for my 4'10" daughter. When car makers finally came out with adjustable pedals it was marvelous!

She's a mighty girl though!

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Bathroom sinks are lower so you have a better angle to rinse and spit when brushing your teeth. Lower toilets are better when on your knees and evacuating an upset stomach.
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Maybe you ask why is an elongated toilet bowl better than a round one ?
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Maybe you ask why is an elongated toilet bowl better than a round one ?
Older men appreciate them, helps eliminate wet toes.
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