it's the kitchen space i have to work with. if i mount the oven high
up then that's less counter space i have. it also makes the kitchen
look really small and closed in when it's all walled up.
Yes, it is possible.
In your case, if the counter height is 36" and you have a standard 4"
kick then you have (36-4) = 32" of space. You need 2"+4.5" for the
cooktop so you now have 25.5" for your oven. You need 27.25" for oven
so that one won't fit...you are shy by (minimally) 1.75".
I can think of two solutions...
1. Reduce the size of the toe kick in the oven area or raise the
2. Get a shorter oven. Here is a site with many...
Here are a few specific one from that site (there are many more)
Like others, I suggest you give some real thought to locating the oven
in its own cabinet. Under the cooktop they are hard to see into, hard
to reach into. Both are *much* easier when the oven is higher.
If you bake, you have pans. You need a pan drawer. Those under
ranges are woefully insuffucient...if you have a wall oven cabinet you
can have a generouslly sized one - one that is tall enought to stand
trays and pans vertically.
Yes, you would lose counter space. Or would you? Are you planning a
countertop microwave? It could be placed in the wall oven cabinet.
If not - or if you prefer it on the counter - a toaster and/or coffee
maker could be placed on a shelf above the oven. In either case, you
reclaim counter space.
You would also gain a LARGE cabinet at the top of the wall oven
cabinet. No, it isn't easily accessible but it is great for storing
large, infrequently needed things.
Simple answer to all this. Go visit a couple of high end appliance
stores or kitchen design centers. They have experience as to what is
available and works well in this application. And it's worth paying
a little more to get a good solution. If it were me, as others have
suggested, I'd probably get advice on the overall design too, rather
than the specific issue. A good kitchen design house may have ideas
you haven't thought of, and that no one can offer without seeing the
Not to say this is where you are headed, but I've seen so many houses
with screwed up kitchens that detract from their value. Things like
microwaves built in under a center island, where you have to stoop
over to get to it. Or refrigerators that stick out 6" past the ends
of the cabinets. Or a std size single bowl sink in a kitchen with
granite countertops. With a little professional planning, a lot of
this could be avoided.
Some of the biggest goof-ups in kitchen planning have been perpetrated
by professionals. Double check their advice by building some
rudimentary cardboard mock-ups, making your own drawings and checking
for interferences, and by just sitting down and doing some mental
simulations once you have a good feel for the proposed design.
Many kitchen planning "pros" are high school dropouts.
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