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11B-804.3 Kitchen work surface.

In residential dwelling units required to comply with Section 11B-809, at least one 30 inches (762 mm) wide minimum section of counter shall provide a kitchen work surface that complies with Section 11B-804.3.

11B-804.3.1 Clear floor or ground space.

A clear floor space complying with Section 11B-305 positioned for a forward approach shall be provided. The clear floor or ground space shall be centered on the kitchen work surface and shall provide knee and toe clearance complying with Section 11B-306.

Exception: Cabinetry shall be permitted under the kitchen work surface provided that all of the following conditions are met:

(a)    the cabinetry can be removed without removal or replacement of the kitchen work surface;

(b)    the finish floor extends under the cabinetry; and

(c)    the walls behind and surrounding the cabinetry are finished.

11B-804.3.2 Height.

The kitchen work surface shall be 34 inches (864 mm) maximum above the finish floor or ground.

Exception: A counter that is adjustable to provide a kitchen work surface at variable heights, 29 inches (737 mm) minimum and 36 inches (914 mm) maximum, shall be permitted.

11B-804.3.3 Exposed surfaces.

There shall be no sharp or abrasive surfaces under the work surface counters.


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