When you look at your bathroom or kitchen base cabinets, you will notice a recessed space below it. That space is called a “toe kick”, and it’s where your toes rest when you’re working on the counter. While it’s a common cabinet element, not every homeowner understands what they do.
Keep reading to learn what cabinet toe kicks are and if they are really necessary.
What Are Toe Kicks?
Toe kicks are there to give room for your toes while performing tasks in your kitchen. They let your feet rest at ease under base cabinets. You also need them to get closer to your counters without hunching over. Many people don’t even notice they are there, but they are essential to your comfort.
While toe kicks may seem like a minor cabinet design element, you need them to use your counters comfortably. The absence of toe kicks increases the risk of you bumping your toes on the bottom of the cabinet. You might also need to stand at a distance from the counters to prepare meals or cook.
Why Do You Need Them?
Thanks to toe kicks, you can get closer to your countertops without feeling discomfort. They help with your balance and prevent you from getting tired while working on a countertop. Toe kicks shouldn’t have a depth of more than three inches, or they can become ineffective. Meanwhile, the ideal height for toe kicks is around three and a half to four inches.
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