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I don’t have a dishwasher and hadn’t planned on getting one, so why should I include it in my plan?

Even if you don’t plan to have a dishwasher, you may want to include a 24” base cabinet beside the sink. You can always use the cabinet space....

 

Do I need countertop space beside the built-in oven?

Yes, and experts recommend you have 18”, with a bare minimum of...

 

How much countertop space should I have beside the range?

Experts recommend having 24”, with a bare minimum of...

 

How much countertop space should I have beside the refrigerator?

Experts recommend having 18”, with 15” as the bare minimum. This should be located on the latch...

 

How much countertop space should I have beside the sink?

Experts recommend having 36” on either side of the sink, with 24” as the bare...

 

How much room do I need for an eating table?

Allow 36” between the nearest obstruction and an eating table, so there is room to pull a chair away from the...

 

How big should the work triangle be?

Each leg of the triangle should be between 4 and 9 feet long, with the total of length not more than 26...

 

How much space should I leave for a walkway when planning a kitchen?

The general rule is to leave at least 42” between the front edge of the counter top to the nearest table or...

 

What is the “work triangle?”

This is a concept used for designing the most efficient kitchen. The National Kitchen and Bath Association says it is an imaginary straight line...

 
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Can I replace my sink with a larger one?

Yes, if you have laminate countertops and if there is enough room in the cabinet under your existing sink to accommodate the larger sink. You’ll...

 
 
 
 


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