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Old 11-03-2013, 12:44 PM   #1
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Quick question regarding window placement and etc..


Hello Guys and Gals,

I have a kitchen thats part of an entire house remodel. I would like to put the window above the sink like the picture below. I do not have "Solid Wood Flooring" picked out nor the cabinets/countertop. Not even remotely close to that stage.

So from osb/underlayment up how far do I need to go?
Is there a standard countertop/cabinet height?

Thank you for any info. This is my last window and i'd love to put it in so I can put my siding on that side of the house.
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Old 11-03-2013, 12:52 PM   #3
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A standard countertop is 36" off the finished floor. 34 1/2" for the base cabinet and 1 1/2" for the counter.

18" from the countertop to the bottom of the upper cabinets.
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How far would you go to say standard. 95:100 types out there?

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I just measured mine for you. The top of the stool is 6.75" above the counter surface. That barely leaves room for the apron and standard formica backsplash. I might go an inch or two higher if you're doing anything creative with the apron or splash.
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How far would you go to say standard. 95:100 types out there?

And thank you
Most ranges are about 35 1/2 or so high. Most dishwashers 34. Both are adjustable to level. The dishwasher fits under the counter. That's probably 95% of kitchens in the country.

Unless you're into commercial stuff you these be OK.

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Went very smoothly for framing and installation. Ty
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I just measured mine for you. The top of the stool is 6.75" above the counter surface. That barely leaves room for the apron and standard formica backsplash. I might go an inch or two higher if you're doing anything creative with the apron or splash.
I would like to do a brick look pattern for backsplash if not real brick if its sold thin enough, and run my counter to it w/o a counter top backsplash/lip/w,e..

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Need to install the counter top first then the back splash or water will get in easier and there's going to be gaps any place the mortar goes that will make it more likely to leak.
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Need to install the counter top first then the back splash or water will get in easier and there's going to be gaps any place the mortar goes that will make it more likely to leak.
Ill have to remember that Thank you

20,000 hours/8 months later i think we finally have the floor/walls(Not including rafters) framed. So quite aways away from setting countertops
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I will have a vent pipe running horizontally in the wall behind my sink and have to leave enough height for it.

Just something to think about.

I have my window opening planned at 48" up. This leaves a good foot of back splash.
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Just keep in mind that brick is going to be very porous and anything that splashes on it is going to soak in and be difficult to clean off. You're likely to have stained brick. Especially near the range where it will be grease splattering it.
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