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Kitchen Pass Through over Stove - HELP!

11 years ago

My wife and I are planning on putting a pass through (about 4 feet wide and 3 feet high) in the wall that separates our kitchen and living room. Unfortunately the oven/stove will sit under it. I realize that it won't be a true "pass through" since an open flame prevents that. However, we would like to put a 12-inch deep granite shelf on it and create a bar that is 4 feet long with bar stools on the living room side.

The biggest problem is that our stove is 47 inches tall. That means the granite counter would be about 48 inches tall. Typical bar height seems to be 42 inches. We could lower the bottom of the pass through but then the back of the stove would be visible.

Does anyone have any experience with this type of situation? Is a 48 inch counter too high? Would it look better to have a "normal" counter height but also have the back of the stove stick up a few inches?

Any advice or pics would be great!

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