Putting granite on side shelf
My oven says I should have minimum 2" of clearance between the sidewall and oven. With my small kitchen, I will have 3" of countertop and cabinet wall filler between the oven and sidewall. The sidewall has a shelf as you will see in attached pic. I ran my stud finder and there were several studs under the drywall shelf. I'll attach another pic of the current layout. I will be switching the oven to the right and dishwasher on left. So from left to right it will be 15" drawer base cabinet, dishwasher, sink (continuous granite counter all the way to undermount sink), then the oven, and 3" of granite counter. There is 2" height from the counter to top of drywall shelf. The length of shelf is 32" length x 11" width. I forgot to ask my granite guy if I could put granite there, I hope I can. Or would you suggest I put tiles? I won't have a backsplash.
I will have Verde peacock granite counter 1 1/4" with Ogee edge and a little standard 4" granite backsplash. If I can put granite on this side shelf, it will be much needed space as the oven will have sink to the left and only 3" on the right. If I can put granite, should I get 3/4" or the same 1 1/4" (height from counter to shelf is 2"). I guess it would be good to keep height low so my pot handles can go out. Should I keep same Ogee edge on left and right sides and should I keep standard 4" backsplash on the back or leave it straight edge on the back and front? Any advice would be greatly appreciated! Feel free to comment on the layout to. Thanks! For the shelf pic (That white cable will be replaced (along the baseboard) and that laminate counter will be replaced. The oven is close to my living room tv which I don't think will be fantastic but you can watch while you cook :)