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Just got the plans for the kitchen cabinets and would appreciate any thoughts anyone might have.  A few things are missing from the drawing.  The fridge will go on the top right.  Sink is in the cabinet between the dishwasher on top left, and the stove.  And french doors will be on the left wall.   

I'm wondering if the island should be shorter.  It's 6' x 31".  Wondering if we should go down to 5' or 5'6".  The HD guy (who's been great), says the adv. of 6' is that you could squeeze in 3 people at times.




I'm also wondering about glass cabinets.  My wife kind of wants them above the sink to display our collection of fine Ikea dishes (mostly thrift store bought, before I found out they were actually cheaper at Ikea).  But I kind of prefer the simplicity and child-proofness of all wood.

Are you going to use that island to entertain people? I guess that is unavoidable but I would think they will stand.

I wouldn't make it annoying to walk around for the sake of one more seat.

Add s sub zero type fridge and take out the cabinets above it. smile.gif
post #4997 of 5750
No matter how big you make your island you'll always wish it was bigger so my advice is not to shorten it. Any chance you could get it plumbed and a small sink in it? Very handy.

@poorsod I have the latest and greatest by Yamaha (whatever model that is) that runs my home theatre set up, 7.1, which also can stream my Sonos via a Sonos Connect. I then have higher end models from Sonance for speakers throughout the house and each pair is powered by a Sonos Connect Amp. Each set of speakers and my 7.1 system is its own zone so something different can be played in each zone or the zones can be grouped. All this is controlled with the Sonos app on my iPhone. They also pulled HDMI throughout the house so it's a simple thing to put a flatscreen anywhere and tap into cable or DVD throughout the house.
post #4998 of 5750
Any of y'all homeowners installing smart home appliances? Or is it too early for that shit yet.
post #4999 of 5750
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Any of y'all homeowners installing smart home appliances? Or is it too early for that shit yet.

I'm curious about this as well.

I presume the GF is talking beyond a Nest thermostat and more like some of the super fancy fridges and such (that aren't Sub Zero and more Samsungy)
post #5000 of 5750
I'm not in need of any replacements but will investigate the tech when the time comes. By the time I get my yard project done I'll be able to control home audio, all pool settings (including things like turning the flow off/on to the scuppers in our monument wall, spa heater, etc.), and all our landscape lighting with my phone.
post #5001 of 5750

M, I have frameless glass cabinets with a blum touch opener. Touch the corner of the door and they pop open. Do the same to close. I fucking hate them. We have to clean the fingerprints off daily.

 

That's a smallish kitchen. I would lose the cabinets over the cooktop counter and move the sink to the island. Yes, you lose some storage, but you need fewer things anyway (trust me).

 

lefty  


Edited by lefty - 9/2/16 at 7:43am
post #5002 of 5750
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Originally Posted by Piobaire View Post

No matter how big you make your island you'll always wish it was bigger so my advice is not to shorten it. Any chance you could get it plumbed and a small sink in it? Very handy.

@poorsod I have the latest and greatest by Yamaha (whatever model that is) that runs my home theatre set up, 7.1, which also can stream my Sonos via a Sonos Connect. I then have higher end models from Sonance for speakers throughout the house and each pair is powered by a Sonos Connect Amp. Each set of speakers and my 7.1 system is its own zone so something different can be played in each zone or the zones can be grouped. All this is controlled with the Sonos app on my iPhone. They also pulled HDMI throughout the house so it's a simple thing to put a flatscreen anywhere and tap into cable or DVD throughout the house.

I thought you had a Magnepan 1.7 too
post #5003 of 5750
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I thought you had a Magnepan 1.7 too

Not me, or if I do, it's the center channel in my 7.1 and I didn't realize it.
post #5004 of 5750
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I'm not in need of any replacements but will investigate the tech when the time comes. By the time I get my yard project done I'll be able to control home audio, all pool settings (including things like turning the flow off/on to the scuppers in our monument wall, spa heater, etc.), and all our landscape lighting with my phone.

You mean your lights and sprinklers don't have biometric facial recognition? Maan you r so 2015, still thumbing on your 4G to turn the lights on or to flush a toilet....Old folks are funny.
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You mean your lights and sprinklers don't have biometric facial recognition? Maan you r so 2015, still thumbing on your 4G to turn the lights on or to flush a toilet....Old folks are funny.

It's funny how you ride my jock. What you say isn't funny but how often you're on my jock is. wink.gif
post #5006 of 5750
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Originally Posted by emptym View Post

Just got the plans for the kitchen cabinets and would appreciate any thoughts anyone might have.  A few things are missing from the drawing.  The fridge will go on the top right.  Sink is in the cabinet between the dishwasher on top left, and the stove.  And french doors will be on the left wall.   

I'm wondering if the island should be shorter.  It's 6' x 31".  Wondering if we should go down to 5' or 5'6".  The HD guy (who's been great), says the adv. of 6' is that you could squeeze in 3 people at times.




I'm also wondering about glass cabinets.  My wife kind of wants them above the sink to display our collection of fine Ikea dishes (mostly thrift store bought, before I found out they were actually cheaper at Ikea).  But I kind of prefer the simplicity and child-proofness of all wood.

Challenging space you've got there. Is the south(bottom) side a pass through or just a 12" lower cabinet and countertop? or is it 18"

My .02

1). Do not make the island smaller - maintain 36" of walk around space, but shorting the island down a foot for 6" of extra space on either side isn't worth it. We have 36" of walk around in our kitchen and I figured it would seem a little cramped - it doesn't.

2) Depending on plumbing or venting challenges, I would move either the sink or range to the island. I guess the sink would be preferable as it's less disruptive to using the island as a gathering spot in the kitchen, for entertaining purposes.

3) If possible, I would get a 12" cabinet to the right side of the fridge - it's useful as pantry space, but more importantly, having the fridge flush against the wall will prevent you from fully opening the right hand door of a modern french door fridge. I would die.

4) Widen the pantry on the bottom side slightly and build in a microwave. I guess you could build one into the island somewhere, but the height is awkward.
post #5007 of 5750
I really dislike surround sound for movies, especially older ones were someone jarringly moved a handful of sound effects to the rear speakers.

IMO of course.
post #5008 of 5750

Our kitchen island just collects crap and I think ours is 4' and is plenty big enough for 2 people to sit with multiple people standing during entertaining.  The only comment I would make is that the south wall counter space and cabinets seem wasted.  I know you can store your mixer or rarely used pots and pans but the counter just seems like it will collect everything from mail to countless kid things.

 

I realize there is not much you can do with that side of the room.

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It's funny how you ride my jock. What you say isn't funny but how often you're on my jock is. wink.gif

You exist to amuse me.
post #5010 of 5750
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You exist to amuse me.

Well then, unlike you, I have a reason to exist.
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