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recommended gap between worktop and bottom af wall units???

Discussion in 'Wood / Woodwork / Carpentry' started by paul78, 21 Nov 2011.

  1. paul78

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    Im in the process of fitting my B&Q kitchen and the base units are 870mm high without the worktop.
    Once the worktop is fitted is there an recommended space between worktop and bottom af wall unit or is it much of a preference thing, ie. person height, ceiling height etc

    thanks
     
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    if you are fitting a tower unit then that will decide the height
    also keep in mind the requirements for clearance above gas hobs to wall units
     
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    A general rule of thumb is to leave a little more than 450mm (18") which allows for 3 rows of 150mm (6") tiles and the grout without needing to cut any. With different size tiles you can alter this to suit but bear in mind that, as big-all suggests, cooker hoods/doors usually need to have 750mm (30") clearance.
     
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    cheers for that lads, the missus wont be be able to reach the top bridging cabinet now but thats not such a bad thing..... (hide my stash from her) :D
     
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    As Big-All says, if you have a tower unit, that would set the height of the wall units. If you don't then, follow misterhelpful's advice and set them at a height to suit the tiles (assuming your tiling the wall between worktop and wall units. ;) ;)
     
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