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Old 08-18-2015, 02:39 AM
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Default Re: Toe Kick Height for Kitchen Cabinets?

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Mine is 6'2" and every once in a while, she makes a funny noise - especially if her wine glass is empty!
That's funny. Mine is 4' 11" and she makes the same funny empty wine glass noise.

And needless to say, everything in our house is usually set at a height where I'm hunched over.

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Old 08-18-2015, 05:11 AM
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4.5" rough height is pretty common. Thing to watch out for is dishwasher clearsnce from finish floor to countertop. I've added 1/2" lifts to store bought cabinets for that clearance and it resulted in a finish toe kick of about 4.5", the extra space is nice especially when wearing boots.

As for anchoring bases, typically I only anchor islands and end walls to the floor, bases that back to a wall usually just get screwed to the wall, adjacent cabinets and the countertop deck. Sometimes a skinny cabinet gets anchored to the floor for added insurance if it isn't next to another cabinet.
Agreed, good advice.
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Old 08-18-2015, 05:14 AM
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As Alex implied, we're pretty short in our family, But then that pesky dishwasher arrived
More dishwasher woes on this forum
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Old 08-19-2015, 02:03 AM
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Cutaway - does that help?
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Old 08-20-2015, 12:54 AM
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Randy,

The cutaway helps a lot, just knowing you care is even better!

Thanks man!
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