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Fitting a 36" stove in 30" space.

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justicenow | | Jul 23, 2011 10:09 AM

We would really like to switch to a 36" gas stove. We have gas 30" now, kitchen is 3 years old.
The stainless hood/microwave over the stove is also 30", a very typical installation with cabinets built in allowing a 30" space.
What I want to know is can it be done with out huge expense? Has anyone done just the "bottom" work of cutting out a larger opening and leaving the existing over head microwave in place?
Cutting three inches from each side on the bottom would make off size cabinet doors that do not match the others. Is there a way to make that look right, so it looks like it was designed to be a 36" opening?

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