My kitchen remodel includes the removal of a drop in oven/range and
replacing with a slide in. Current opening is 29-5/16", I need 30"
for the new unit.
Checking the relationship of the counter/hood vent over to the opening
centerline, the current opening is offset 1/2" to the right. I can't
really tell by looking at it, had to drop a level to the counter
surface to measure it. In the new arrangement the right counter will
be isolated from the counter top, that is, no counter behind the stove
controls as there is now with the drop in.
So to get the approximate 3/4" I need I can move the small right side
counter over that distance. Will have to trim the bottom side to clear
the tile, that then hidden by a shoe molding. However, the new offset
top to bottom will be 1-1/4".
Will that be objectionably noticeable?
Other option is to cut 3/8" off each face frame trim piece, leave the
offset at 1/2 and have the face pieces match, much harder to do
neatly then match stain, etc... Have to do the left side in place,
don't want to tear it out.
Well in the event I've made myself clear, you kitchen counter
experts, how much have you missed dead center vent section to stove
opening, and what's really objectionable.