Measuring kitchen design plans
You will need to measure the kitchen design plans before the cabinets are built to avoid costly compensations. There are basically four types of cabinets; they are the base, wall, oven, and pantry cabinets. The kitchen sink cabinet will entirely depend on the length and width of the sink.
The base cabinets are the main cabinets and they are the ones that get the countertops. Some people like to have different heights and levels on the base cabinets, but the majority of us prefer to have all our base cabinets level throughout the kitchen. This includes islands and work centers like desks and bars.
Wall cabinets depend on the person’s height and preference. The cabinets where ovens and dishwashers fit into aren’t really cabinets at all.
The oven just fits into a space made specifically for the oven and one that is equipped with the 240-volt oven/range wiring.
The dishwasher fits into a space that has a 120-volt outlet, a hot water line, and a wastewater outlet that goes to the septic system.
Most people prefer to have a countertop over the dishwasher to keep everything continuous and level. These measurements are very helpful in the early planning stages of a house. They help get everything into perspective.
If you plan on having an island cabinet in your kitchen, you will need to plan ahead with electrical circuits if you want outlets. These will have to be GFCI protected circuits like all other outlets in the kitchen.
Some islands also have small sinks. Plumbing plans will need to include water lines and waste water lines.
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