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Clearances to cabinets over a cooktop, both horizontal and

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Clearances to cabinets over a cooktop, both horizontal and vertical
JA: I'll do all I can to help. How long have you been dealing with this?
Customer: getting ready to remodel and I'm concerned about proper clearances
JA: Just to clarify, are you working with a contractor?
Customer: yes
JA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?
Customer: some
JA: Anything else we should know to help you best?
Customer: no
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11/19/2017
David Bowden
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There is no standard or minimum height clearance, however for comfort and usage as well as a safe height and good rule of thumb above the countertop would be 16" as a minimum and 21" as a maximum. If you are installing a range hood or microwave it will change the clearance slightly. Base cabinets and countertops usually finish around 35-36" above the floor, the wall cabinets are usually 30, 36, or 42" tall and depending on the floor to ceiling height will change the clearance height about the countertop. Normal range hoods are 5-6" in height and microwaves are typically 14-17" in height. Whatever size cooktop you are using the cabinet above it should be the same width if possible. 24/24, 30/30, 36/36 If you go any wider than you will start to have issues with gaps on either side or need to go with larger ducting/venting hoods.

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Greetings… Just following up to see if you were still needing some help answering your question?

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