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Old 10-27-2009, 08:41 AM   #1
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high cabinets appliance issue

I have built kitchen higher than standard which I find comfortable with less back aches when cutting or kneading. That was fine for all built in custom kitchen.

Now I'm building a kitchen for our mountain house. I cut the bases at 36 inch high. When I set the bases next to range wife noticed that the range is short. She wants a slide in glass top electric to sit on granite top. I need to raise the range or cut the cabinets.

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Old 10-27-2009, 11:15 AM   #2
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I would build a platform for the range to get it to the required height. Take into account where the fronts legs are on the range vs. the toe kick so you can finish it off nicely.



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I built our kitchen at 39". I simply constructed a boxed platform for the range, as Rege mentioned.
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The dishwasher will need some attention as well.

Either set it on a platform or place a "header" over the top.

Unless the wife is the dishwasher at the mountain house, then you figure out what kind of attention is needed.
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The dish washer elevation is solved by using a Fisher Pykel single drawer dishwasher that is elevated in cabinet. My problem is the non built in appliance.

Drop in oven is also an option but expensive and hard to repair or replace.

I'm looking at legs or even adjustable wheels because this is on slate floor which tend to not be smooth.
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Don't forget to install the anti-tip bracket. You may have to move the range plug box up if it interferes with the frame now...
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