To soffit or not to soffit
po1515
April 6, 2013 in Design Dilemma
I'm not sure how to handle this odd space. I don't want cabinets above fridge, the ceiling is too high. I've thought about "boxing in" above to match existing flow of kitchen. Above cabinets (that will be replaced with new) there is a three foot soffit. Above the bar is the same length. Any other suggestions?
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charleee
Your poor fridge looks lost and lonely in that space! If it were me, I would move the fridge as far over as possible to one side, and add a pantry to the other side. Can you use the storage a pantry would provide? I know I could!
April 6, 2013 at 8:06AM   
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How about built in shelving? They could become the cookbook shelves, or some interesting art pieces. Do you nee to do something with the space around the fridge as well? I would have build in hidden pantry done there, they would be on rollers like a drawer, with shelves for canned and dry goods.
April 6, 2013 at 8:07AM   
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I always try to use every available space for storage as I can.
April 6, 2013 at 8:10AM     
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po1515
That is one option,yes. Will put small countertop on the other side. This is why I feel soffit is only option. It will give the pantry or cabinets a stopping point on top. As well as flow with what is already there
April 6, 2013 at 8:10AM   
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po1515
I don't need a ton of storage. Less places to pile crap and less to clean. It gets very dusty in there. Also, the hallway to left, thought about putting a small opening, door, to the soffit above for extra storage. Have access hidden in hallway instead of kitchen
April 6, 2013 at 8:14AM     
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