Sunday, September 2, 2012

Why You Don't Want Cabinets on Either Side of Your Range.

Just because you see it pictured in a gorgeous home magazines doesn't mean it works well in real life. Upper cabinets on either side of the range are a popular trend with kitchen designers at the moment. However, this trend creates extra cleaning and it increases the danger of fire.

For fire safety keep upper cabinets at least 24 inches away from either side of the range hood. Backsplashes should be made of fireproof materials such as porcelain or ceramic tile, glass or metal. These material should be carried up to the ceiling and at least 24 inches on each side of the range hood. The space on either side of the range hood can be put to good use with wall mounted pot racks to hold metal pots and pans with metal handles, in other words fireproof things.

This kitchen was designed by Nicole Hough and featured in House Beautiful magazine.

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