Please check my thinking on this counter depth?
I will have a 3cm quartzite slab hanging behind a 36" bluestar range with island trim. The slab will be 6' long, and will have cabinets (down to countertop) on both sides, so will not be be next to any wall tile. My concern is that the 3cm slab will cause my range (main body) to stick out 3cm beyond my cabinets...
Right now, my plans have regular depth cabinets on the range wall and a 47.75" open aisle, or 48.75" including real overhangs beyond cab doors. (The cabinets will have full overlay slab doors, and the counter overhangs will be 1.25" which allows 3/4" for door and 1/2" beyond door on each side of aisle.)
I am considering increasing the countertop depth on the range wall by 2 inches to give a little space between the slab and my range and to make sure my range body doesn't stick out. I would put a small piece of countertop between the range and the wall (~1"?) to fill any gap.
If I make this change, I will decrease the open aisle 2" to 45.75 (46.75 with real overhang beyond doors).
Is it worth losing 2" of aisle to give some space between the range and the slab on the wall?
OR, if the stone slab on the wall is ~1.25" thick, and the slab doors on outside of cabinet are .75" thick, do I increase the counter depth by .5" to make the body of the range line up with the outside edge of the cabinet doors?
I'd appreciate any help to make sure I plan my cabinets correctly around my range! So many measurements...
Thanks so much,