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Old 06-29-2013, 09:24 AM   #1
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i am wondering what the bottom should be were the kitchen counters will go ?
i am guessing around 43"

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Old 06-29-2013, 09:33 AM   #2
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Never mind the bottom, the top should be at 6'-8". Size the window correctly to get enough clearance on the bottom. Countertop at 36" + backsplash (4") if you're using a backsplash. Allow room for molding on window bottom.
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i never considered the top of the window. but i want to keep them all the same height = so they look even all around the outside of the house. about 6' 9 1/2" now. i have 8' 9 1/2" ceilings.
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Sounds like you have it figured out. Put the top in the same spot as the others, then size the height to provide clearance for the countertop and backsplash
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36" for a kitchen counter seems low to me.. most of the kitchens we do have the counters at 40". that being said we keep teh window atleast 48" off the floor
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40" counter height? Must be a Canadian thing, not that there's anything wrong with that, just unusual around my parts. I've been carpentering most of my life, and I've never run into a 40" high counter. Not in a kitchen at least. Bathrooms maybe.
Anyway, keeping the tops in line and measuriing down is good advice.
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yeah, 40" is too high. at 36", my short wife asked if i could make it lower, i'm not.


now, nuther question.

the wall that 1 window will will be on. i want it centered in the outside wall, AND, i think it should not go past the inside corner of the counter top. in order to do this, i need a narrower window, about 24". in order to make the windows are look the same style, it looks like i need a single pane casement. should i make it open into the corner, or away from the corner ? its going where the 3 windows are .
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Double hung would look more consistent, but if you are going casement then stck the hinge side toward the corner. Another option would be an awning.
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but if you are going casement then stck the hinge side toward the corner. Another option would be an awning.
. a 1 pane casement would match 1/2 of my slider. a DH would have a pane above a pane.

hinge, gotcha, thats what i was thinking.
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. a 1 pane casement would match 1/2 of my slider. a DH would have a pane above a pane.

hinge, gotcha, thats what i was thinking.
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I suppose if that is the way that you look at it, however double hungs and casements are not commonly combined in the same home unless casements are in a different area like an addition, 3 season room, or something of that nature. DH's and SL's are combined with regularity depending on the orientation of the opening. The one saving grace is that it is over the sink where people generally prefer an mechanically operated window anyway so what's "normal/conventional" is somewhat relaxed.
Ultimately its your home so you can put a jalousie in there if you'd like, just giving a little feedback on what is generally seen.
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do you think i have DH's ?
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do you think i have DH's ?
Is the triple unit in your pic not reflective of the other windows in your home? I'm just basing my comments on the pics provided...
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Is the triple unit in your pic not reflective of the other windows in your home?
that old thing is what is being replaced.

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