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What should we do with this corner? Augh....

posted by: artemis78 on 02.05.2010 at 02:38 am in Kitchens Forum

So we have one corner in our layout, and it's turning into a huge frustration. I think I've seen most of the corner variations at this point, but just can't figure out what the best plan is here. A blind corner of some variety seems to works best (not really enough space on the sink side for a lazy susan or a Blum Space Corner plus an adjacent drawer bank to fill the balance of the space). I'm just having a hard time seeing how to fit the items that need to get stored there into the format of a blind corner in some way. Wondered if anyone had any creative ideas or has a corner that they're using for these kinds of items!

Here's our plan (ignore the codes, which were for a cabinetmaker):

The legs of the corner are roughly 21" on the sink side and 27" on the range side (though that can be tweaked if we move the range closer, as in this version of the plan). So we can work with blind corner solutions that use 18"-21" doors.

On the sink side, the space ideally stores: flatware, clean and dirty towels separately, and wraps/bags/etc. These seem to scream for drawers, and I'm at a loss as to how a blind corner would work for storage for any of this.

On the range side, we need to store pots, pans, lids, cooking utensils, and small appliances (blender, rice cooker, etc.) between the two cabinets. Seems like there's some potential for putting some of this into a blind corner pullout in some way, although I had really hoped to have the pots at least in deep drawers. (I don't want to make the cabinet on the right bigger than 21"---ideally it's 18"---since that corner is already pretty tight.)

And then our last option is to just make this a true blind corner and do two drawer banks. We lose some storage space, which is a concern since we don't have that much to begin with---but the storage we do have is then better suited to the things we need to store there.

Is there a good solution here? In a small kitchen, is it worth giving up storage space quantity for quality?

And finally, do any of you store your pots and pans in a blind corner pullout and think it works pretty well, or am I just going to be frustrated having daily use items there? I think I'd be fine with it for appliances if I could figure out another solution for the pots and pans, but am really worried about using that as the only storage for them.

Thanks!

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clipped on: 02.05.2010 at 12:06 pm    last updated on: 02.05.2010 at 12:06 pm

Photos please: wood counters WITHOUT white cabs

posted by: alabamanicole on 11.04.2009 at 08:20 am in Kitchens Forum

I'm still trying to get my budget down to something reasonable, so my fall-back position is wood counters. I love wood counters, so this isn't a sacrifice. However, I won't have white cabinets. For one, I don't like them much, and two, with the amount of white trim and built-ins in the area it's just too much white.

My floor is birch, which is light but with dark variations in it. This is negotiable, but I do want a lighter tone floor. I had thought walnut (well, walnut stain) might look good to pick up the dark grain in the floor, but I'm stumped on the cabinets in between. The cherry/gingerish color I had picked out would probably be very wrong.

Any inspiration pics, please?

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clipped on: 11.04.2009 at 12:31 pm    last updated on: 11.04.2009 at 12:32 pm

RE: Please show me your honed/matte countertops (Follow-Up #3)

posted by: needanap on 03.28.2008 at 10:52 pm in Kitchens Forum

Check out Sharb's gorgeous kitchen on the FKB. She has a light colored honed Caesarstone on her island which looks like limestone. Similar cabinet and floor color to yours.

Here is a link that might be useful: Sharb's fabulous kitchen

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RE: Curious about text in messages (Follow-Up #2)

posted by: buehl on 01.23.2008 at 05:33 pm in Kitchens Forum

LOL! It took me a while to figure it out as well...my 13-yo son told me how.

You user HTML codes surrounded by angle brackets (< and >)

You put a "beginning" code where you want the format (Underline, etc.) to start and an "ending" code where you want it to end. The "ending code is the same as the beginning code except you precede it by a slash (/)

Some Codes are:

Bold: strong
Underline: u
Italic: i
Superscript: sup

The following are included in the "font" code:
Color: color = "name of the color, e.g., red, blue, etc.
Font: face = "name of the font e.g., arial"
Size: size = "how much smaller/bigger than normal e.g, -1, +2"

Some examples. Note: take out the space between the bracket and the code. I had to put them in so it would show up instead of using the code!

< strong>Bold< /strong>....gives you...Bold
< u>Underline< /u>....gives you...Underline
< i>Italic< /i>....gives you...Italic
< font color = "blue">Blue< /font>....gives you...Blue
< font face = "arial">Arial< /font>....gives you...Arial
< font size = "+2">Larger< /font>....gives you...Larger
< font color = "red" face = "arial">Arial in red< /font>....gives you...Arial in red

I hope this isn't too "tech-y".....

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clipped on: 03.24.2008 at 03:57 pm    last updated on: 03.24.2008 at 03:57 pm

RE: Different color upper and lower cabinets? (Follow-Up #2)

posted by: msrose on 02.24.2008 at 12:03 pm in Kitchens Forum

It wouldn't look odd at all. Aktillery's kitchen is like that and it's one of my favorites!

Laurie

Here is a link that might be useful: Aktillery's kitchen

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clipped on: 03.24.2008 at 02:59 pm    last updated on: 03.24.2008 at 03:00 pm