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Old 04-22-2013, 10:07 AM   #16
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ddawg, that looks fantastic...I love the style cabs you did...

We have a galley kitchen as well.
It dead ends into an eating area, we made our own cabs too (from
quarter sawn white oak) we did it about six years ago, and I
keep adding to it...We made a small tv cab for the eating area when
we did our kitchen and
just last winter we added two more cabs to it, a spice cab
and a oil and vinegar cab.

I hate galley kitchens, you're always looking into the ends of
cabinets. In my new kitchen I designed the end cab to wrap around,
so that when you walk into the kitchen you now see the front of cabs on
one side.

I think the new homeowner, just wants a quick update on his kitchen,
a new kitchen would be in their future, I'm sure. I do have some
inexpensive ideas for him though...
I would like to see more of your kitchen, (stove, table, etc)...
if I start a new thread on galley kitchens, will you post your pics in it.
Galley kitchens are a challenge...ours is a one but kitchen, with two
butts that like to cook together!

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Old 04-22-2013, 10:24 AM   #17
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ok, now that i know you're handy,
I would then consider just making two doors to match your
existing cabs...Remove the soffit on the left side... It's an eye saw.

After the left soffit is removed, take another look see at the soffit
on the back wall. Remove the little trim and make some substantial
crown molding in its place and stain it to match the cabs.
In my daughters house they did a lovely crown molding, in back of the
molding they put sting lights, I'll see if I have a pic.
Paint the wall above the soffit the same color as the rest of the kitchen.

I can't wait until you eighty six those copper tiles! nag, nag, nag!
Lol..
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ok, now that i know you're handy,
I would then consider just making two doors to match your
existing cabs...Remove the soffit on the left side... It's an eye saw.

After the left soffit is removed, take another look see at the soffit
on the back wall. Remove the little trim and make some substantial
crown molding in its place and stain it to match the cabs.
In my daughters house they did a lovely crown molding, in back of the
molding they put sting lights, I'll see if I have a pic.
Paint the wall above the soffit the same color as the rest of the kitchen.

I can't wait until you eighty six those copper tiles! nag, nag, nag!
Lol..
Thanks, great ideas! My wife said No to this house because of those tiles but I was able to make her look past them. They sure do make a statement when you walk in.

Any light suggestions? There is a ceiling fan with lights and a couple pots in the soffits but that's it. It would probably be a lot of run new pots since there is no attic above this.
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Ahoy matey, that's quite the ship's rail look there! You'd probably have just enough rail material to make an ell on each side to return back to the wall. That'd leave the space free for a vent chimney to go up/out through the roof.

The underside of that island looks a bit unfinished? Some folks like having their microwave mounted under the counter. Perhaps a bit of a redesign of the island might open up some possibilities?

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The ceiling light situation is stumping me...and that never happens.

If you're just going to remove the soffit on the left...it looks like
there is only one high light light in there.

You can put in under the counter lights and as I said before lights behind crown molding.
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Uplights.....put T5's on top of the cabinets point up....with that vaulted ceiling, it would give tons of light and the look would be great.

Another option...LED strip lights on top.

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