What Is the Height of a Standard Kitchen Chair Seat?

Emma Lee

Standard heights take the worry out of purchasing kitchen chairs and a table separately. You can be assured that you and your guests will be comfortable while seated at the table.

Cozy up to a table for two.


The manufactured height of a standard kitchen chair is 16 inches to 18 inches from the floor to the top of the seat. The armrest is 7 inches to 9 inches above the seat.


Manufacturers decided to use a standard height as a guide when building chairs to maintain consistency in the product.


Consumers can depend on a standard height when purchasing chairs separate from a kitchen table set. Guides take the guesswork out of matching chair height with tables.