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Old Aug 2nd, 09, 8:59 pm   #1
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Maybe you could post the Planner File because those images are tinee-tiny. I don't know why they would be so small. It is hard to offer much help when we can't really make out too many of the details.

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Hi everyone,

I could use some input on my kitchen design. We are about to kick things off, and I am nervous. This is my first time. Here are my questions:

Is the layout okay? Does the spacing work out okay?

Is the end of the peninsula too close to the refrigerator?

I'm trying to use the high microwave/oven cabinet for just a microwave. Has anyone done this? How do you cover the oven?

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Maybe you could post the Planner File because those images are tinee-tiny. I don't know why they would be so small. It is hard to offer much help when we can't really make out too many of the details.

I'll try to post bigger pics. Thanks.

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Okay, just tried to post the planner file. Hope this works. I really am not good at this.
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Here are some big images everyone can see.







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The corner cabinet to the right of the sink 49" blind corner might not work properly with that drawer unit so close. THe drawer handles might bang into each other. You need to give the drawer a bit of a filler at the corner. I'm not sure how much 1-2" approx.

In the other corner, if you don't want that 37" corner unit, you could put a 24" cabinet that opens to the eating area side. Some people prefer that then you gain back those 2 12" areas on the kitchen side.

Otherwise, it looks really really good! Have you got your finishes all picked out - counters, floors, backsplash etc. The Nexus BB should be a great door to match to. It is so dramatic and makes such a design statement.

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Make sure all the kitchen users are tall enough to close those horizontals once open. Those doors go up pretty high. My SO couldn't reach the lower one w /o a step stool.

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Thanks for posting the bigger pics. I'll ask at Ikea about the filler piece for the drawers on the right.

I'm looking at a light Corian "Sahara" counter top. I'd like to finish the end of the peninsula by wrapping the Corian to the floor. Thoughts?

The kitchen will be painted a light color (Ralph Lauren "Oatmeal"), and the floors will be light stained oak. I'm posting (hopefully ) a pic of an Ikea kitchen that I'd like ours to be similar to.

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Re: IKEA Kitchen Photo: U-shaped kitchen - lpbenson

Your kitchen is going to be soooooo much more functional than that first photo. We once posted that picture and a few more from that builder - just so we could mock it. It has to be one of the worst designed kitchens ever. Pretty, but also pretty useless.

Your design is very practical and pretty!

And yes, you can wrap the corian - it would work great in that application.

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