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Hushpuppy 05-18-2006 11:30 PM

Home, home and the range! ...A dimensional query.
 
Hi,
I have another question for the learned members of this here chat area. This is concerning Kitchen cabinet layouts.

Let's say you have a kitchen plan. ...Basic layout and placement of cabinets, with sizes included. Let's also say that along one wall, you see that the designer has specified a 30" range (stove).

How wide, then, do you make the opening for the stove? That is, there is a base cabinet to the left of the range and a base cabinet to the right of the range. How far apart will those cabinets be once you have installed them?

Thanks. I'll let you know why I ask once I get a few responses. I don't want to prejudice the thread :cool:.

Big Dave 05-19-2006 12:02 AM

I've installed plenty of cabinets and stoves and you need 30" between cabinets if it's a slide in freestanding stove.

Dave.

KenTheHandyMan 05-20-2006 12:36 AM

Right at 30 does work fine. I like to make it 30 and a quarter just because I don't do my counter tops flush with the cabinet. So between tops will be 30" and they will over hang 1/8" on each side of the stove. This is just personal preference though, most installs I see they do 30.

Hushpuppy 05-20-2006 10:59 AM

Thanks for the replies!
 
Thanks again for the learned replies. And now, as promised- here's why I ask:

We have specified a 30" wide range on our kitchen plan. What the contractor decided to do was to go downstairs, to our rental unit (we have a 2-unit building), and measure the width of the freestanding stove there. Then he came back upstairs and decided that a width of 31-1/2 inches would be nice. We have a 30" slide-in stove. (Queue ominous music here) :eek:

Bummer, huh?

Alan 05-26-2006 07:23 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Hushpuppy
Thanks again for the learned replies. And now, as promised- here's why I ask:

We have specified a 30" wide range on our kitchen plan. What the contractor decided to do was to go downstairs, to our rental unit (we have a 2-unit building), and measure the width of the freestanding stove there. Then he came back upstairs and decided that a width of 31-1/2 inches would be nice. We have a 30" slide-in stove. (Queue ominous music here) :eek:

Bummer, huh?

Not so bad... Its not a big deal to move a cabinet over... the problem is if he cut the countertops too short, then you'd have to buy more countertop, which if its not a special order thing it won't be very expensive at all. The hard part is cutting them without screwing them up :)

Sounds to me though, that they wouldn't be too short really.


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