Help!! Spacing between upper-lower cabints, etc.
We are about to install cabinets but upper molding is perhaps an inch or two thicker than we anticipated. Contractor is telling us to forget the molding. We were wondering what is a reasonable/average distance/spacing between the counter top and bottom of upper wall cabinets?Also, we are particularly concerned about the overhead microwave that is positioned over the range and what is a good spacing between the two (e.g. we don't want to bend over in order to see the controls for oven and timers). Measurements are following: floor to ceiling is 98 inches; cabinets are 42 inches; molding is 3 inches; wood flooring will be approx 1 inch; and we are expecting the bottom cabinets with granite countertop to be 36".