Appliances and kitchen cabinets must work together to create a pleasing and functional kitchen design. Base cabinets are usually 890 mm tall (915 mm to counter-top height) and 600 mm deep. Most freestanding ovens, slide-in ovens and dishwashers are designed to work with 890 mm tall base cabinets.
Wall cabinets are usually 300 mm deep and height can vary, with most wall cabinets being either 760 or 990 mm tall. In some kitchens the ceiling height or soffit height can limit the height of wall cabinets to the shorter 760 mm height.
With regard to appliances and wall cabinets, the relationship between the refrigerator and microwave oven are the most important. Ensure to select a refrigerator that will fit below an over-the-refrigerator wall cabinet and a microwave that will fit below an over-the-microwave wall cabinet.