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Kitchen makeover

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Kitchen makeover

I need to redo my U shaped kitchen, but hate my 3 corner cupboards as they are really inaccessible, and I dont have room for a pantry. Any ideas for space savers for corners? I could do away with 2 corners if I make an island bench and lose cupboard space, but will still have one wall corner. Are the pull out corner cupboards a good idea?

 

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Re: Kitchen makeover

The answer is yes! Pull out corner baskets are ok. Please take a photo of your kitchen post them along with the measurements and we will see if we can recommend a lay out for you.


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Re: Kitchen makeover

Ditto--need dimensions & layout to be able provide useful feedback. Include doors, Windows etc & indicate function of adjoining spaces e.g. opens to lounge, hallway etc
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Re: Kitchen makeover

Hi @Maso,


Welcome to Workshop. We're really pleased to have you join the community and trust that you'll get loads of helpful advice and inspiration for this project and many others to come from our amazing members. 

 

As suggested, please come back to us with some photos and dimensions so our helpful community can assist. We look forward to helping you to transform your kitchen space.

 

Jason

 

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  Kitchen dimensions are 3090mm on long sides, 2770mm along back wall. There is a 1600mm window, 590mm in from the back wall on the right, plus a 900mm space for the fridge. Space between dishwasher/sink and opposite bench top is 1370mm, and 940mm opening to the dining area between fridge and bench top. There is also currently a 190mm breakfast bar overhang.
Was thinking of having an island bench, but don't want to lose cupboard space and bench top space. Currently, have no pantry, but thought about a thin one on the end of the fridge, where there is a 95mm wall, (enclosing the fridge which maybe could be removed and made into a thin pantry) plus 215mm to screen door opening.
Advice would be appreciated! Cheers.

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Re: Kitchen makeover

Many thanks for the photos and extra info @Maso.

 

Let me tag @pete_brig and @redracer01 so they are alerted to your response to their requests.

 

Jason

 

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Re: Kitchen makeover

Hi Jason,

yes, pls tag them. 

Thanks,

Sonja

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Re: Kitchen makeover

@Maso 

Thanks for the extra info. I should've asked the essential question--what is yr budget? And as a follow-up, how much can you do yourself (to make the $'s go further)?

 

I assume from yr comment about the island bench that you were thinking of opening up the breakfast bar o/wise there wouldn't be enough space for an island.

 

Some ideas to consider:

* use a corner walk-in pantry (pantry is essential/convenient)

* replace shelves with cupboards for better storage & to remove visual clutter

* get cupboard exteriors refinished (2-pack) with a lighter colour--can be done in-house or doors removed & done externally

* benchtop can be similarly treated for a colour change or use a DIY product (Rustoleum from Bunnings)

* use a floor-to-ceiling combo cupboard for oven, m/wave, with drawers below & cupboard above to get oven to a better height

 

So, a simple (?) solution would be to:

* redo the wall with the shelves:

  - install walk-in pantry type cupboard on right hand end of wall with shelves

  - install floor-to-ceiling cupboards, incorporating the oven, m/wave, & cooktop, with drawers to chest height & shelves above (or all drawers & get a 2-step stool)

* refinish the exterior of the other cupboards, new handles, & optionally replace shelving with drawers

 

Maybe check out the Kaboodle site for ideas and/or have a play with the Kaboodle planner.

Cheers

P.S. there are other flat pack options & planning tools out there

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Re: Kitchen makeover

Here are some ideas.

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Re: Kitchen makeover

Here's an alternative within the 3090mm x 2770mm space--Redracer's design will fit too if the size of the island is reduced. The software I used is clunkier than Redracer's--it didn't allow me to have 2 open sides so I had to fudge if with "openings" (hence the "door frames"). I couldn't "build" a proper island so have used back-to-back cabinets but without overhang :unhappy:  Island dimension is 1800x1000--that allows approx 690 walk space to the pantry but could be bigger. Removing the wall next to the fridge & replacing it with a wall panel would add 90mm+ (depending on how close it's extended to the screen door) less 16mm for the panel. And software doesn't render the colour very well--cupboard fronts were meant to be gloss white (with built-in pull handles for drawers) & concrete-look laminate for benchtop. Cooktop area is a bit squeezy so the pantry could be reduced from 600 to 400mm to give more space.

 

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