Good morning everyone,
First of all, I would like to thank you for taking time to read
and answer my questions.
I have a 10 foot ceiling, and I also have a 1 feet kitchen suffit
which should attach to the top of my kitchen wall cabinets. I plan to
install 42-inch cabinet. Here's the problem. The 42-inch cabinet is
actually 39 1/2 inches tall only.
Here's my questions
1) Measuring from ground level of kitchen, what is the recommended
height or range of height that the bottom of the wall cabinet must be
at ? This does not count the 2 1/2 height mounting stripes that I am
putting on at the bottom of wall cabinet which will hide my under
cabinet lightings and wires.
2) Since I am installing under cabinet lightings with the 2 1/2 height
mounting stripes to hide them, what should the range (or minimum and
maximum) of the distance between my granite counter top and the
mounting stripes ? I understand typically people will use 18 inches as
the distance between the counter top and the base of cabinets, but this
additional mounting stripes is throwing off the standard equation. If I
continue to use just 18 inches, then that will leave me only 15 1/2
inches of working space between the stripes and counter top.
3) I am adding a 2 1/2 inches of mounting stripes to fill the gap
between the top of my wall cabinets and my kitchen suffit. Is that all
right or a standard practice ? Or you will recommend me to lift my wall
cabinets higher such that I have a larger working space between
counter top and base of wall cabinets (distance of 21 inches) ?
However, in this later case, I think my wall cabinet will be too high,
isn't it ?
Thanks again for your time!