Apr 28, 2006 12:35 pm
I made a big mistake in designing my kitchen.
I have a 24" wide opening that I thought I was going to use as a sitting area. (Bar stool) I place my recycling cans there and a small step stool. The space is never used for sitting.
My cabinets were made over 2 years ago in a very special finish. I asked my cabinet maker to paint them a cream color then drag taupe over it. It looks great! No cabinets like this on the market.
I am having a hard time telling my husband I would like to call my cabinet maker asking if he could make a custom cabinet to slide under the garnite in this opened area.
I thought of buying a cabinet and sliding it in but it wouldn't match.
Do you think a cabinet can slide in the space without damaging the garnite or wood floors?
Apr 28, 2006 1:47 pm
If I understand your description, you want a seperate cupboard to fill an underbench void between two existing cabinets?
Is it going to slide in once only or on a frequent basis? If this is happening frequently I would suggest using some castors or similar, but a one of installation shouldn't damage your floors if you are careful.
You should be able to get a custom cabinet made to fit your void quite tightly. Depending on who does the job for you and how much you want to spend, the unit can be fitted with a greater or lesser degree of accuracy.
Matching the custom colour/ finish may be more dificult, but there are many surface treatments available that could come close to achieving your desired result.
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Re: I made a big mistake in designing my kitchen3
Apr 28, 2006 8:31 pm
Good advice Earl.
I have an idea as well. If the opening is between two cabinets you could make drawers to fit into that area. That way it will be a perfect fit. (and give you 30% more useable storage space than a cupboard).
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