06:46PM | 07/26/02
Member Since: 07/25/02
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I'm building a pass-through from my kitchen to my living room to help 'open up' some space in my cape cod. My question is, is there a standard height for these pass-throughs? We plan on installing a counter top and adding stools after we're done opening the wall and putting in the header. If there's no standard, is there a common height or one that works best for you?



11:20AM | 07/28/02
Member Since: 11/16/01
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Dear Bob,
The standard height for a walk through is 80" or 6'8". You might look into building an archway for instance.


03:20PM | 07/28/02
Member Since: 07/25/02
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Thanks for the reply. I'm thinking, though, of a 'hole in the wall' type of thing, as opposed to a doorway. I'm not sure what these are called, but it's an opening in the wall (like a window) with a countertop.


08:03AM | 07/29/02
Member Since: 03/13/00
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I think Iceman is saying that if it has the same height as doorways in the area, it will be more likely to look as if it "belongs" and is not just an afterthought.


03:07PM | 07/29/02
Member Since: 07/25/02
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Hmm... that makes sense. Any idea how high it should be? I was thinking of making it the same height as the one in the kitchen, but it would seem too low from the living room side (about 35" from floor to top of counter).


03:43AM | 07/31/02
Member Since: 03/13/00
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Well, without seeing it, my best guess on that is to make it the same height as the nearest door. You'll have to judge for yourself if this would look right.


05:44PM | 07/31/06
Member Since: 07/30/06
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ive seen several of these. are there cabinets on the kitchen side? what does the wall on the living room side look like. are you limited on the kitchen side by the space between the upper cabinets and lower counter top?
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