When you become familiar with kitchen cabinet codes, it opens up a whole new world of information to you. You can identify from the code if it’s a wall or base cabinet. You can see at a glance its size. It’s easy to tell whether its for a lazy susan corner or a microwave cabinet.
Take a deep dive with us to understand exactly what all those letters and numbers mean. You’ll be able to find exactly what you’re looking for and compare competitors with ease.
Wall Kitchen Cabinet Codes
Let’s start with wall cabinets. The standard depth of wall cabinets is 12″, so they do not include that in the item number or code. Most wall cabinets will have the following format: W2430 In this example, the W identifies that it is a wall cabinet, 24 indicates the width of 24″, and the 30 indicates a height of 30″.
If the depth is not the standard depth of 12″ (like you might have for a cabinet over the refrigerator), you would see the depth at the end: W362424 would be a wall cabinet that is 36″ wide, 24″ tall, and 24″ deep.
Base Kitchen Cabinet Codes
For base cabinets there is a similar format, but the height and depth are always the standard of 34.5″ tall, and a depth of 24″. So the basic code for a base cabinet would be B15, which is a 15″ wide base cabinet, where B identifies that it is a base cabinet. For a sink base cabinet is would be SB30 (30″ wide sink base).
Where base cabinets get tricky is the corner cabinets. There are probably half a dozen codes (and different names) for a lazy susan cabinet: EZR or EZ (easy reach), LZ or LS (lazy susan), DCB or DC (diagonal corner base).
Vanity Bathroom Cabinet Codes
Vanity cabinet codes begin with V, followed by the cabinet width. Standard vanity cabinets are 21″ deep so this number is not included in the code. A code of V30 indicates a vanity that is 30 inches wide.
What to Do with Long Kitchen Cabinet Codes
Some cabinet lines try to identify every option, accessory, and trim piece under the sun in their codes. That is WAY too many to identify the codes for the average person. to identify each one.
Below is a chart to help you identify some of the more common codes so you have a better experience buying kitchen cabinets.