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Stove next to a wall? (by Ron [MD]) Jun 4, 2009 9:32 AM
       Stove next to a wall? (by gevans [SC]) Jun 4, 2009 9:35 AM
       Stove next to a wall? (by Mike in San Diego [CA]) Jun 4, 2009 9:44 AM
       Stove next to a wall? (by Virden [OH]) Jun 4, 2009 9:49 AM
       Stove next to a wall? (by tim [AR]) Jun 4, 2009 9:51 AM
       Stove next to a wall? (by spf [NC]) Jun 4, 2009 10:38 AM
       Stove next to a wall? (by meangoose [MN]) Jun 4, 2009 10:42 AM
       Stove next to a wall? (by Treese [CT]) Jun 4, 2009 10:47 AM
       Stove next to a wall? (by Smokowna [MD]) Jun 4, 2009 11:22 AM
       Stove next to a wall? (by Lynda [TX]) Jun 4, 2009 1:04 PM
       Stove next to a wall? (by Steve [MA]) Jun 4, 2009 2:58 PM
       Stove next to a wall? (by Donna [ME]) Jun 5, 2009 10:31 AM


Stove next to a wall? (by Ron [MD]) Posted on: Jun 4, 2009 9:32 AM
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I'm renovation several apartments with relatively small kitchens. I have about 10 1/2 feet of space for all the counters, including the stove. (The fridge will be on another wall.)

I'm thinking tenants would rather have 8 feet of uninterrupted counter top (including the sink), with the stove on the end, against a wall. However, I'm also concerned that this might be a fire hazard (there is a window on the wall that the stove would go against).

The alternative is to put a 12" cabinet and countertop on the end, then the stove, then the rest of the cabinets/countertops.

Sticking the stoves against the wall would also make the countertop less expensive, since I'd only have one.

Any thoughts?

Ron --173.67.x.xxx




Stove next to a wall? (by gevans [SC]) Posted on: Jun 4, 2009 9:35 AM
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I had one unit with the stove against the wall. I HATE that setup, and yes, I think there is a greater possibility of fire.

I moved the stove over 12" and used the same cut piece of countertop on the other side. --141.129.x.xx




Stove next to a wall? (by Mike in San Diego [CA]) Posted on: Jun 4, 2009 9:44 AM
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Stove next to the wall, you'll always have a greasy wall. Even worse with a window.

I have 2 next to walls, I wouldn't do it again. --67.52.xxx.xxx




Stove next to a wall? (by Virden [OH]) Posted on: Jun 4, 2009 9:49 AM
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Try to keep that triangle small, fridge-sink-stove, if you can arrange so there is a fan hood over the stove this will capture most of the grease and just a replacement will be easier than cleaning off wall semi-gloss, in a lot of my student rentals I use light colored ceramic and mix in a few close colors as a splash above the countertop and behind the stove - makes for easy cleaning. --76.241.xxx.xxx




Stove next to a wall? (by tim [AR]) Posted on: Jun 4, 2009 9:51 AM
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I've had plumbers complain about the counter tops that 45 in the corner but I wouldn't have it any other way. --74.194.xxx.xxx




Stove next to a wall? (by spf [NC]) Posted on: Jun 4, 2009 10:38 AM
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I'd much rather have 12" of counter between the stove and wall and lose the 12" of uninterrupted counter. Keeps the wall cleaner and allows room for the pot handle to be turned away from the other burners while cooking.

I'm looking to buy a new personal residence right now, and I've turned down several nice properties due to the newly renovated kitchens having the stove right next to a wall or the fridge - always figured someone who doesn't cook a lot is responsible for that kind of configuration. I have to have a little space for the pot handles and some elbow room for myself to be happy with the kitchen.

--12.76.xxx.xxx




Stove next to a wall? (by meangoose [MN]) Posted on: Jun 4, 2009 10:42 AM
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SPF has a wonderful point. A cook needs elbow room and room to turn the pot handles as desired.

If lack of counterspace is really a big issue, you might consider providing either some sort of inexpensive rolling cart with a counter on it (like $70 around here, new) or else an inexpensive cutting board/counter thing (don't know what they're called) but they're designed to go over the sink (obviously when not in use). --162.136.xxx.x




Stove next to a wall? (by Treese [CT]) Posted on: Jun 4, 2009 10:47 AM
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I had 2 apartments with the stove next to the wall.

The house was built in 1909 and the stoves were gas. They had been that way for decades prior to my purchasing the house. No fires, however the walls next to the stove were greasy and gross.

Both kitchens have been remodeled. I installed 18" cabinets on the side of the stoves. Basic kitchen design is to allow 18" of counter space on either side of the stove, so that is why I went with that size cabinet. --76.231.xx.xx




Stove next to a wall? (by Smokowna [MD]) Posted on: Jun 4, 2009 11:22 AM
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12" cabinet then stove. Get a piece of Granite for that one cabinet. You can then set hot pots on it.

The granite should be next to free. Caulk gun it down into place. --173.66.x.xx




Stove next to a wall? (by Lynda [TX]) Posted on: Jun 4, 2009 1:04 PM
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Treese got in there and said wht I was going to say. A 12' cab is almost a complete waste of cab space. The cab door is only 9" wide and you can't fit much of anything in there--and easily get it in and out. The drawer in such a cab is even WORSE than worthless.

Go with an 18" cab--which is a cab WORTH HAVING and a draw worth having. The length of uninterupted counterspace is not as important as the workability of the space that you have. IN FACT, if you really want to maximize that small kitchen and make every female tenant happy--get an 18" cab that is DRAWERS rather than a doored cab. It is lack of drawerspace that may be more important than length of counterspace. --140.140.xx.x




Stove next to a wall? (by Steve [MA]) Posted on: Jun 4, 2009 2:58 PM
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I vote for not placing the stove tight to the wall. It makes the stove / oven harder to use and the wall gets much dirtier.

FYI any counter 12" or wider require an electrical outlet. If you go with a 9" counter you will not have to have an electrical outlet.

--72.85.xxx.xx




Stove next to a wall? (by Donna [ME]) Posted on: Jun 5, 2009 10:31 AM
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Keep it away from the wall. Split up the counter space. Makes the kitchen look bigger. --64.222.xxx.xxx





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