Kitchen Design Standards Kitchen and Bath Design Standards - Page 19

Access Standard Recommended: See Code Reference Code Reference: A c l e a r f l oor s pa c e of 30” x 48” should be positioned for a parallel approach to the refrigerator/freezer with the centerline of the clear floor space of f s e t 24” ma xi mum f r om t he c e nt e r l i ne of the appliance. (ANSI A 117.1 804.6.6, 1003.12.6.6) 17: Cook Surface Landing Area Recommended: I nc l ude a mi ni mum of 12” of l a ndi ng a r e a on one s i de of a c ooki ng s ur f a c e a n d 15” on the other side. If the cooking surface is at a different countertop height than the rest of the kitchen t he n t he 12” a nd 15” l a ndi ng a r e a s mus t be at the same height as the cooking surface. For safety reasons, in an island or peninsula situation, the countertop should also extend a mi ni mum of 9” be hi nd t he c ooki n g s ur f a c e if the counter height is the same as the surface-cooking appliance. For an enclosed configuration, a reduction of clearances shall be in accordance with the a ppl i a nc e ma nuf a c t ur e r ’ s i ns t r uc t i ons or pe r local codes. (This may not provide adequate landing area.) Code Requirement: State or local codes may apply. 19