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Common Kitchen Design Mistakes: Why Cabinets on the Counter are a Bad Idea When Close to the Stove

Forget the “3 R’s” from elementary school and remember the the “3 R’s” for the minimum cabinet space around the cooking area: Range Range Requirements. A minimum of 18” of free-space must separate the cooking heat and any adjoining cabinets. … Continue reading

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Common Kitchen Design Mistakes: Why is the cabinet above the sink smaller?

An experienced designer would never place a full-height cabinet over a sink; though it’s a typical mistake for the novice. More reason still to work with a professional! Washing dishes is tedious, so why make it worse by making it … Continue reading

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Common Kitchen Design Mistakes: What’s the appropriate space between a hood and wall cabinets?

It’s easy to become excited when attempting to use every last inch of space available for a kitchen project, but don’t get carried away.  There are certain areas that need their space; the hood is one of them, here’s why: … Continue reading

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Kitchen space solutions: Use only the appliances you’ll need

Everyone gets excited when planning home renovations and it’s relatively easy to get carried away with so many nifty appliances in the market.  That’s how some end up with a design such as this one: This reduces not only your … Continue reading

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