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Old 02-22-2017, 01:04 PM   #1
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Tight Kitchen cabinet arrangement


I obtained a huge set of cabinets that we are trying to arrange, the problem is my large island with my sink takes up so much space that we only have one wall to work with as far as cabinets go moving the island is not an option. We have several extra bottom and top sections not shown in photos as well. I do have a laundry/pantry just to the right that the fridge could possible go in, even though that breaks all rules I'm sure! only the two giant cabinets on the sides are fixed in place, everything else is obviously just placed to try and come up with some design ideas. My ceilings are just under 10 feet tall. Thanks for any suggestions
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Old 02-22-2017, 09:37 PM   #2
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This is hard to do from photos without any plan view or drawings. I would get some 1/4" graph paper and make a scale drawing of the bare kitchen area, and then cut out scale pieces of paper representing each cabinet and appliance. Try out arrangements on paper.
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This really fascinates me...

The OP comes here, posts pictures of a bunch of cabinets acquired probably through someones renovation, and expects an internet forum to produce a workable design.

SMH...
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First rule of kitchen design: you can't put ten pounds of manure in a five pound bag. Put those cabinets some where else and put in ones that fit the space.

I would be more concerned about loosing all of your counter top space. Do some nice lowers with a counter top, and some nice uppers, properly sized
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Don't know if this helps much.

But I will agree that looks pretty bad.
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When working in a small space, a galley style kitchen with cabinets wrapping around corners is more user friendly. Putting a giant island in the center of your small space and then tying to design around it is going to be a challenge.
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Since you got the cabinets cheap, you can afford to use the extra elsewhere, such as bsmt or garage, or even liv, din and bedroom storage. You can save the doors for future when used ones may become damaged. Paint the extra for when you may want a different look.

You have now a lot of storage, but how much do you need? You may want to remove one set of pantry and put the frige there. I like a window but you can also put the frige there. You can also store the doors and use the box to stack the microwave, other tools.
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I also need to see a graph paper drawing of the space.
I designed my own kitchen and my hubby and I built the cabinets.
I am a woman, and yes, I put ten pounds of manure in a five pound bag.
I have cabinets everywhere. My kitchen only has one foot of wall space
in the whole kitchen... think about this-- you can cut down the back of
the cabinets so that they're not so deep; this way you can also hang
cabinets on walls in other areas.
Like I said give us the floor plan. This is doable. I love a challenge.

firstly, for starters...
remove the smaller top cabinets over the pantry cabinets. Those
pantry cabinets provide enough to hight, the smaller cabs that
you placed on top is overkill.
The pantry cabinet on the left cut the right side of it off and
just use the left side. Move the fridge down and place another
cabinet and counter between the fridge and stove. This is more efficient.

Over the fridge put in the deeper cabinet so that you cab reach it.
Top off that over the fridge cabinet so that it matches the height
of the pantry cabinet...also match the depth of the cab over the
fridge by mounting it to wood in the back, then fill in on the
side creating a wall next to the fridge. Use your extra cabinet doors
to create this wall.

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Forgot to mention, you need to run a nice crown molding on top
of the cabinets. I can give you tons of ideas, just provide the
layout and some pics of the cabinets you have on hand.

Where there is a will, there is a way!

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This really fascinates me...

The OP comes here, posts pictures of a bunch of cabinets acquired probably through someones renovation, and expects an internet forum to produce a workable design.

SMH...
He's looking for advice not criticism.
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Yes, I agree with most of the other commenters here. The setup is too massive for your kitchen space. Since the island is dead stuck right in the middle there, there isn't much that you can do to actually fit every single one of the storage cabinet pieces. Salvage only those that you think you would really need, rather than trying to save every single piece and get stucked at a dead end.
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