Overhang for Kitchen Countertops

Standard Countertop Overhang

When designing your countertop, whether it be on your kitchen island, and you want or need an overhang there are a couple of things you need to know.

 

How Much Should a Countertop Overhang

A kitchen countertop Standard overhang is 1 ½ inch over the front edge of the base cabinet. Your countertop should overhang the front of your kitchen cabinets.

This is so any water drops or food crumbs falling off the countertop will clear the cabinet and fall to the floor. Avoid any damage to your cabinets and cabinet doors.

Standard Countertop Overhang

Standard Countertop Overhang

 

Kitchen Island countertop overhang

Kitchen Island countertops are workspaces where a large part of kitchen work occurs, a lot of important tasks happen on the island countertop

Kitchen Island countertop overhang refers to how the edges of an Island countertop extend over the base of the Island countertop itself. The standard for overhang

 

An overhang is where there is no support, commonly used around breakfast bars on Island countertops. The maximum overhang allowed for is 10 inches. Anything more will void the warranty of the stone unless support is installed. It is also clear that one of the determining things is the thickness of the stone and what type of stone. A lot of customers want a larger overhang which can be done but brackets and support must be installed to do so.

Kitchen Island Overhang

Kitchen Island Overhang

Kitchen Island Overhang

 

 

 

 

 

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