How low can wall cabs be above a desk?
I will be installing Kraftmaid cabinets in my familyroom with a corner desk between two walls of cabinet. All base cabinets are 18" deep with 12" deep wall cabinets. Desk height is 29.5" to desk top. Each desk wall portion is 42" along the back wall with 24" length on each side at the desk front. The desk top will have a 90 degree corner. Wall cabinets above the desk will include a 24" Easy Reach (ER) and an 18"w cabinet on either side of the ER. These three cabinets will be mounted at the same height above the desk and all will have doors and a light rail. I want to install the wall cabinets above the desk as low as possible to allow me to reach contents on a bottom wall cabinet shelf while still seated. I'm envisioning the desk chair to face either 24" opening or the corner, depending upon the task. The KD and I thought 17" height between the desk top and the wall cabinet bottoms (plus add light rail ht.) should be a good compromise. I'm just wandering if this sounds too low, or perhaps, if you would take it a little lower. It should be added that a computer will not be used in this area.