Common Kitchen Design Mistakes: Corner Stove and Microwave alignment

Inexperienced IKEA designers have a tendency to set all cabinets and appliances against the wall, however ranges placed at an angled corner wall are an important exception.  The main reason for this is that the range will not be aligned below the hood or range microwave; this means that that smoke and cooking odors won’t be exhausted properly.

To avoid this mistake it’s necessary to align the range with the front of the base cabinets.  Continue the countertop along the space behind the stove.  Keep in mind that panels will be required on both sides of the range to provide the necessary support for this countertop and to close in the area.

Here’s how it should look:

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IKD began several years ago designing IKEA kitchens for IKEA authorized installation contractors. We've successfully completed thousands of IKEA kitchen designs for every possible range of size, shape, budget and style. We still continue to design for these IKEA contractors, but also serve those IKEA consumers that just want a design or will install themselves. Most often customers want a better quality design than what they can do with IKEA's Home Planner.
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2 Responses to Common Kitchen Design Mistakes: Corner Stove and Microwave alignment

  1. Eva Solo says:

    Thanks for this important information about giving proper alignment and spacing bear by base cabinet’s and stove.

  2. It’s actually a cool and helpful piece of info. I’m glad that you shared this useful information with us. I been planning to give my kitchen a whole new look and thanks having shared in here such useful info.

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