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10-17-2021 02:10 AM

I’m helping one of my contractor buddies design a kitchen. Trying to decide on which one looks better.

Kitchen 1

Kitchen 2

Any comments welcome.
Thanks


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#1 posted 10-17-2021 02:23 AM

What does the blue represent above the cabinets? Is it more storage, glass fronts, or…
If it adds storage, I would say #2

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#2 posted 10-17-2021 02:40 AM


What does the blue represent above the cabinets? Is it more storage, glass fronts, or…
If it adds storage, I would say #2

- BB1


Glass fronts, and storage.

Thanks

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#3 posted 10-17-2021 03:32 AM

2 I like the straight top

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#4 posted 10-17-2021 04:59 AM

Number 2 here too. I get the idea to follow the arch of the ceiling, but those two uppers look like someone with buck teeth.

Are you having a debate with a designer?

-- Half of what we read or hear about finishing is right. We just don’t know which half! — Bob Flexner

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#5 posted 10-17-2021 05:29 AM



Number 2 here too. I get the idea to follow the arch of the ceiling, but those two uppers look like someone with buck teeth.

Are you having a debate with a designer?

- Rich


Just conversing with the contractor. Looking at different ideas.
Contractor suggested to stagger them, (Kitchen 1)
to get some height. Only place to really do that was over the stove,as shown.
Kitchen 2 was just another idea. This is low stress job, easy going client doesn’t really care one way or the other.

Here are a couple more views. (The beauty of Sketchup)

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#6 posted 10-17-2021 05:43 AM

Still like #2 the best. I call cabinets over the fridge the most useless in the kitchen. Those two over the range, needing a step ladder to access them, might give that a run for its money.

At least it’ll give them a place to store their Christmas china.

BTW, very impressive SketchUp work.

-- Half of what we read or hear about finishing is right. We just don’t know which half! — Bob Flexner

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#7 posted 10-17-2021 09:29 AM

Number 2 but that’s not my final answer till I ask the wife.

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#8 posted 10-17-2021 11:10 AM

I am 2 as well. Want to know how high the glass cabinets are. Virtually no good if you need a ladder to get access. If they are real high and say you put decorative stuff up there , how will you clean the stuff that you put in the cabinets?

We took the glass out (flat panels in) of the high cabinets, for the reason of cleaning what you put up there. We did not want to see the stuff.

-- Petey

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#9 posted 10-17-2021 11:16 AM

Well, the wife spoke and she likes #1, go figure.

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#10 posted 10-17-2021 12:19 PM

yip, really high cabinets are for the stuff you never want to see again or use. both are appealing, what says the owner.

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#11 posted 10-17-2021 12:26 PM

I’m tall so high cabinets are fine – I like anything that gives extra storage. If mine, I would make the cabinets all wood to include that glass part as a single door. Still would pick #2 even after sleeping on it ;)

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#12 posted 10-17-2021 02:05 PM

i like 2 best now if 1 was on center i would like 1 best but since its off center i think it looks very weird :<)))))))

-- Tony---- Reinholds,Pa.------ REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN :<))

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#13 posted 10-17-2021 02:41 PM

I think your wife did you a favor and made your build a lot easier, although the #2 design might be more esthetically pleasing the design is not too practical, all of the upper compartments are not very functional unless your family has very tall people that use the kitchen. I’ve built cabinets like that in my kitchen and found out the only things you can store that high are items you hardly ever use, plus with glass doors you want only attractive items to be stored there.

-- https://www.artisticwoodstudio.com/videos

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#14 posted 10-17-2021 02:49 PM

In a new bathroom cabinet we wanted a glass upper door for contrast but didn’t want to see through it. We had it antiqued or smoked. It did the trick.

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#15 posted 10-17-2021 02:54 PM

Thanks for all the feedback.

A-1, The design is 100% for esthetics. (I should have mentioned) She will probably never even put anything in them. We will use an obscure glass.
The client is 87 years old and will NEVER use either one.

At most, she will use the bottom shelf of the wall cabinets. Planing on having the wall cabinets 15” above the countertop. That’s the height where her existing cabinets are now.

Tony, yes that’s the problem. They want to keep the range where it is now, so it leaves kind of an awkward deal.
That’s what I didn’t like about it as well.

controlfreak, so you’re saying you like #1 ? lol

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