The standard height for kitchen counters in the USA is 36" inches. (A standard criticized by the article: https://qz.com/509501/why-kitchens-arent-designed-for-real-women/ ). Do other countries have a similar standard? Another good question is why people want to have kitchen counters instead of the more versatile option of standalone furniture with counter tops ? In the USA, built-in kitchen counters are the de-facto standard in homes.