Sunday, September 14, 2014

Strange things in our House

Our house has some things in it that are quite different from America. There is nothing wrong with the way it is done here vs. America, just different. My goal is to point out a few of those things so that you can get an idea of what our house is like a little more.

Today's post is about Kitchen Counters.

Kitchen counters in America are supposed to be 36 inches high. This is the standard. If there is a standard then you don't have to worry about buying a stove or dishwasher or sink and it not meeting up with your counter. For the most part builders will follow this standard. It makes it nice for the majority of Americans--especially the tall ones. When working in the kitchen you don't get a backache from leaning over or sore arm muscles from reaching up to do something all the time.

Granite kitchen countertops with backsplash for small kitchen

The average height of an American is about 5.5 feet tall.
The average height of the Nepali people is just under 5 feet.

That's a 6 inch difference. Which explains why the kitchen counters are 5 inches shorter than an American counter would be. This presents a problem for tall people in the kitchen here. I am 5 ft. 9in. But thankfully, was blessed with long arms. I didn't even notice the counters being low until someone else was telling me that their back ached from having to bend over to cut the vegetables or wash the dishes.

So you might know you are called to be a missionary to Nepal or Asia for that matter, if you have long arms!!


  1. Hahaha well you can thank your dad for those.

  2. And since I am short I should be ok washing dishes when I get there.