Posted in Ceilings, Kitchen Storage, Kitchens Don'ts, Small Kitchens

Kitchen Do’s and Don’ts: Series # 2


This little space shows they maximize every square inch with storage. Nothing wrong with that. But, the range needs counter space. This is awkward and dangerous not to have a clear landing space between the range and the wall. Was the refrigerator once here and they moved the range in? Awkward.

For Code Requirement check your state and local codes.

A better archway. The range has proper spacing. Great way of handling the corner too. Who says cabinets have to be wall to wall? The spice niche is great. It would have been very boring if the cabinets went into the corner with a lazy susan base and corner wall cabinets. This arch feature is much more attractive.

Here are floor to ceiling cabinets with a better arrangement for the range. I don’t know about this step ladder though, I can see someone tripping on it. Same goes for the area rugs.

The range is still tight, but at least the counter to the left is at least 12″ and to the right there is at least 36″. I would prefer a 15″ minimum on the counter but at least there is an island for additional landing space for something hot out of the oven.



Laurie Burke, connected to the design and construction industry since 1996. A seasoned residential kitchen and bath design specialist , Laurie has designed thousands of kitchens & baths as well as other cabinetry projects requiring technical precision in design drafting utilizing state of the art 2020 software for creating accurate plans and elevations. Through on- going product knowledge training and a desire to always stay current with an evolving marketplace, Laurie Burke maintains a strong command of knowing the appropriate Fit & Finish materials required for a residential remodel to meet the budget, the timeline of a project and a client's need for a finished product that meets their satisfaction. Kitchen Designer by trade, foodie, techie, weekend traveler for fun. For more information contact me at

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