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maddie 08-20-2009 07:54 AM

Problem with kitchen corner
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We are remodeling our kitchen and planned to enlarge it, however, a variance we sought has been denied. We can still enlarge the room a couple of feet but one corner cannot be pushed out with the rest of the space due to the denial of the variance.
Does anyone have any idea how to camouflage the corner that will now jut out into the kitchen. Attached (hopefully) is a drawing of how it would look with the kitchen corner jutting in.
It looks like a beam or chimney in the corner. It can't be removed because the outside wall is on the other side.
Thanks for any ideas you can give.

Scuba_Dave 08-20-2009 08:23 AM

That's strange, too close to the property line?
You could do fake brick/stone to make it look like a chimney

maddie 08-20-2009 08:53 AM

That's exactly right. It is now too close to where the town ordered new setbacks from neighboring homes. When the home was built it was fine but a few years ago new setback margins were added for any new construction or remodel in the town.
I was hoping to try and hide it somehow. I guess it's impossible. Maybe I just won't enlarge and just update.
Thanks for your ideas.

Scuba_Dave 08-20-2009 09:16 AM

Yeah you'll have to weigh the expense of enlarging aginst the benefits
But another ~2' of space can make a big difference in a smaller room
You could also put matching cabinet facade up even with the new cabinets
Then tile underneath to make it blend in

maddie 08-20-2009 11:13 AM

That's an interesting idea, Dave. Thanks

Green Giant 08-20-2009 03:15 PM

Are you doing home depot type cabinets, or buying from a cabinet company? If going to a company, maybe you can change your design up a little and put in a small deep cabinet, maybe 9" wide and put a pull out in it. Could use it for a spice rack type cabinet. check out rev-a-shelf, they manufacture a bunch of cabinet inserts/accessories.

maddie 08-21-2009 06:58 AM

Thanks, Green Giant. Appreciate your ideas. I probably will use home depot or lowes.

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