Friday, September 28, 2007
DON'T SQUEEZE A RANGE IN A SPACE WITHOUT COUNTERS.
This little space shows they maximize every square inch with storage. Nothing wrong with that. But, the range needs counter space. This is awkward and dangerous not to have a clear landing space between the range and the wall. Was the refrigerator once here and they moved the range in? Awkward.
For Code Requirement check your state and local codes.
DO MAKE SPACE FOR COUNTERS.
A better archway. The range has proper spacing. Great way of handling the corner too. Who says cabinets have to be wall to wall? The spice niche is great. It would have been very boring if the cabinets went into the corner with a lazy susan base and corner wall cabinets. This arch feature is much more attractive.
Here are floor to ceiling cabinets with a better arrangement for the range. I don't know about this step ladder though, I can see someone tripping on it. Same goes for the area rugs.
The range is still tight, but at least the counter to the left is at least 12" and to the right there is at least 36". I would prefer a 15" minimum on the counter but at least there is an island for additional landing space for something hot out of the oven.