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Old 05-18-2006, 10:30 PM   #1
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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 .

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

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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.
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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)

Bummer, huh?
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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)

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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