Counter over Front Load - Clearance
scruise
August 22, 2014
I just had a counter installed over my front loaders and they wrapped the material around. It looks like the W/D are floating in the space much more than online pics - can anyone help with what is standard clearance for a counter over front loaders at the top? There is 2" and it looks strange to me.
Also, the wraparound looks very heavy - I think I should have done a wood panel and just the counter over top but don't think that reworking is probably possible now. Any suggestions? Thanks for your help Houzz community!
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Curt D'Onofrio
I think if the side piece is cut to the same width as the cabinet in the second pic it won't look so stocky bc it won't extend to the forefront, and the shelf above the washers may then have the illusion of a floating shelf
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Deborah Butler, Brickwood Builders
Each manufacturer actually specifies what height must be between the W/D and any counter or surface above it. I have seen some manufacturers specify as much as 6". You should look at your specs - they will be in the detailed installation instructions. I personally would not want the counter right down on top. It would drive me crazy trying to figure out how to clean back in there.
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Brandi Nash Hicks
Have your carpenter add a piece of trim around the front to tighten up the space
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Brandi Nash Hicks
Ever thought about painting that room ...BM old navy
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Curt D'Onofrio
Yes Brandi i agree. And the trim should be painted gloss white so it blends in with the appliances better
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