Cooktop Landing space
I am in process of desiging my rectangle kitchen, using Ikea cabinets. I have a 9' wall where I will have my fridge, cooktop and oven (in a lower).At the end of the 9' is a 4' wide backside of brick fireplace. We can cover a small portion of the fireplace so a cabinet could extend - but can't put the fridge or really any utilities there.
While I think it would be the most effecient use of space to get a range... I don't want to cook at the stove in front of my hot oven. I often cook at the stove while something is in the oven, so really don't want to do so in front of the oven.
The way I see the layout is fridge (which will be recessed into a closet on the other side - which is what is defining my 9 and restricting placement of the fridge'), then 36" cooktop in a 36" drawer base then oven in a 30" base cabinet.
My cooktop landing space will then be the counter over the oven which is to the right of the cooktop. The fridge will be to the left.
I always read about the landing space should be to the left -of the cooktop. Is that vital? I am right handed - if that matters.
I would post my Ikea plan but I am still fussing with the Ikea Kitchen planner, and can't figure out some things (like how to get the right size hood, and ovens in the plan).
(this picture is the wall in question, sorry its such a bad view.)