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First, all gas/electric will be done by a professional.

I have potentially the option to put a range in an island. I'm on a concrete slab. Can I build a raised floor and have the professional run the gas and electrical under it or is it much smarter to run the lines through the attic and down a decorative pillar?

I'd like to avoid channeling the concrete if possible.

  • Will there be a sink in that island as well? – ThreePhaseEel Jan 20 at 16:16
  • Nope. Just the range. – Robb Jan 20 at 16:21
  • I put gas in my kitchen years ago - trivial (as far as these things go) because utility room with gas furnace & hot water heater is underneath the kitchen. But one of my neighbors was never able to do that because of split-level design with kitchen on concrete slab - just didn't pay to bust the concrete and the house design really didn't allow for raising the floor. If you can spare 6" of height to raise the floor then getting electric, gas & water all underneath is possible. Keep in mind though that there are access issues for certain things - both code & practical. – manassehkatz Jan 20 at 16:22
  • What about going through attic and coming down in decorative pillar? – Robb Jan 20 at 16:25
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    Is this a full kitchen reno? If so, channeling the concrete is probably not that big a deal relative to the overall cost of the job. Plus, jurisdiction depending, you'll probably have to supply electrical to the island anyway, so there's that. – Aloysius Defenestrate Jan 20 at 16:26

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