|Forum topic by rdlaurance||posted 01-21-2010 10:42 AM||1090 views||0 times favorited||11 replies|
01-21-2010 10:42 AM
Observations that I’ve noted over the last few years with regards to production and hand-made kitchen cupboard/cabinet standards or measurements.
My observation is that when a cupboard surround is constructed adjoining and bridged over a refrigerator that the cupboards are the standard (I assume) depth from the wall, yet refrigerator standards seem to have a deeper measurement. The net result is that after the cupboards are installed and the refrigerator is set in place the look (IMO) is a design fiasco…. the refrigerator extends beyond all the cabinetry and lacks a sense of harmony with the surroundings. Just a big (normally) white box sticking out from all the beautiful new cabinets while the cupboards above the refrigerator are harder to access because of the height and inset depth just to the door plane without regards to further distance back into the cabinet.
Are there no pre-thoughts to this design situation? It’s almost as if the designer of the cabinetry has never been in a truly harmonious designed kitchen or lacks good design skills.
I am in the process of building up my kitchen (from below ground level to finish) and at least have resolved this situation in my instance by building a self-ventilated (from a buried pipe outside) pantry behind the area where the refrigerator sits. This has allowed me to build in the refrigerator with flush walls while yielding this space as useable (better reached) from inside the pantry.
I realize that this isn’t possible for most people while just renovating the kitchen but having a deeper cabinet to sit (harmoniously) flush with the refrigerator certainly wouldn’t take up too much floor real-estate in the cook’s abode and I believe adds a much nicer and cleaner line to the plane of cabinets to appliance.
Anybody have comments or other observations in regards to this?
-- Rick, south Sweden