range/hood space

I just bought a house and I plan to do updates in the kitchen, but can't do it immediately. My problem is that the space for the range is 42" and the hood is the same. I know that if I want to spend a mint, I can get a range that size, but do you have suggestions on how to fill that space if I want a standard range and hood?
  6 answers
  • Kelly, they make cabinet spacers just for purposes like this. However, with the roughly 12 inches of space you have, you can either split the spacer difference (6 inches to either side) or perhaps you have the room to add in a small section of cabinet space there.

  • KELLY M KELLY M on Jan 27, 2012
    I thought about putting a 12" base cabinet in, but not sure how the wall cabinet will look and I am trying to think about resale value when making these decisions. I want it to look good and match the cabinets that are there now. What do you think? Have any suggestions for the upper cabinets?

  • Faidra at  CA Global Inc Faidra at CA Global Inc on Jan 27, 2012
    Kelly that would work perfectly, as I did the same, but you can get a nce 36' range if you go to a sears outlet for the price of a brand new standard range. there is nothing wrong with them except maybe a ding on it where you cant even see it, they just cant sale as new because of damage

  • Faidra at  CA Global Inc Faidra at CA Global Inc on Jan 27, 2012
    also the narrow cabinet is good for cutting boards, baking heets, pizza pans, etc u cn jazz up with a slide out

  • Kelly you have roughly about 6 inches to play with and not much. I would take Faidra advice and work out a slide in/out rack to store stuff needed for the oven below. On the other hand as a potential future buyer the 42" range attracts me compared to the standard range. So consider the 42 inch ts and instead of standardizing the kitchen, shop online and at outlets, you never know there might be just one waiting for you.

  • Susan Bechamp Susan Bechamp on Oct 22, 2015
    For the upper cabinet space not occupied by the range hood, consider false corbels that bracket each side. Look at architectural salvage for ideas. If that doesn't appeal to you, maybe spice racks or utensil hooks on the existing cabinets. Oh, for the base cabinet, Faidra's advise makes a lot of sense. My own kitchen lacks a cabinet suitable for tray storage. All my cookie sheets, cooling racks and large turkey platters are stored in another room.