A Big Island traditional-kitchen

A Big Island

The original owners of this house had long surpassed the original kitchens layout and usefulness. 30 years and the changing needs of a kitchen had finally caught up with this otherwise impressive home. The biggest problem with the old kitchen was a large peninsula that angled out into the center of the room, virtually cutting off the breakfast nook from the room and making getting into the pantry and fridge very inefficient.
The new kitchen design uses the long length of the room to it's advantage, by allowing for an extended island which connected the breakfast nook to the kitchen making it all flow together. At just over 11 feet long the homeowner initially had some serious doubts about the proposed islands size, but after some measuring and remeasuring(and some coaxing) she was convinced it would work. And now that it's all done, she couldn't be happier! (and that makes us happy)

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April 15, 2013
viper1950 wrote:
Do you have plans to build the cabinet??? - I would like to make one for the end of our kitchen cabinet.
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TRS Designs, Inc (Kitchens, Baths, & More)
We do not have plan for building this cabinet. This is a standard cabinet from our Diamond cabinet line. It can be ordered unfinished if you would like to finish it yourself to match your existing cabinetry. Feel free to email us directly for additional info or pricing.
    Bookmark   April 16, 2013 at 5:45AM
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Ok. What is the size of the unit and how much dose it cost??? Thanks.
    Bookmark   April 16, 2013 at 6:04AM
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October 1, 2012
trendyrendy wrote:
Is that a marker board or magnetic board inside the door? Or both? Thanks!
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The contractors just finished up my kitchen..when I was brouseing through the internet and stumbled onto your website and lo and behold ...you had remodel a kitch with the exact same cupboards and I had put in mine...but was not offered the option of this message center or the the cabinet with glass doors at the end of the island are thease pices available to buy...you have done a great job on this kitchen...I have designed my own new kit ...knocked out some walls and boy how proud do you this I am? Anyway if you can e-mail me regarding those two pices I would appreciate it.Thanks,Elizabeth
    Bookmark   October 21, 2012 at 7:11AM
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Hi Elizabeth,
The black cabinet with glass doors requires a significant amount of assembly (read 'custom work') by the installing contractor and therefor isn't exactly available as a single unit, rather the individual pieces and parts that comprise it.. Technically it is order-able, but there's quite a bit more involved than just that.
The message center is available to order as a single unit, but it does require some planning to fit it as shown into the overall design and if your room is finished, then I'd be concerned that it may not fit 'correctly'. I have used the message center in a few applications where we installed it flat on a wall, instead of on the side of another cabinet, so this may also work for you if you have the wall space for it.
If you could email me directly ( ThomasRichard@TRS-Designs.com ) more info about your kitchen layout, the cabinet brandname, doorstyle, and woodspecies/finish info I could review it to see if these could be worked into the layout. Also be sure to include a contact phone number so I can reach out to you to discuss in more detail.
Thank you,
Thomas Richard
    Bookmark   October 23, 2012 at 7:48AM
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October 1, 2012
trendyrendy wrote:
How deep is this key cabinet, please?
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TRS Designs, Inc (Kitchens, Baths, & More)
This cabinet is 3" wide when viewed from the front. The shelf depth is about 2", but the open space behind the closed door is about 2.75".

We'd like to apologize for the length of time in which it took us to respond to this question. We we're never notified by Houzz that it was asked, until receiving an email a few days ago telling us we had some unanswered questions.
    Bookmark   September 29, 2013 at 6:47AM
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If the kitchen is your go-to drop spot, turn a shallow cabinet into an organizer, complete with key hooks, charger and mail drop.
Kathryn Peltier Design added this to How to Add a Kitchen Message Center
Semicustom Cabinetry Designer Thomas Richard says there are various design and installation considerations for semicustom units, similar to custom ones. Will the cabinet be mounted at the end of a cabinet run or directly on a wall? If it’s at the end of a run, Richard recommends ordering a door 3 inches wider to overlap the side of the message center.Will you need electrical or other services in the cabinet? What about accessories, such as a magnetic dry-erase board, key hooks, and a holder for pens and pencils? Semicustom cabinet cost: The message center shown here, by Diamond Cabinets, costs $300 to $600, depending on the unit size, finish and style. For other semicustom units, the cost will vary depending on the contractor, but Richard suggests figuring this as another cabinet, with additional for electrical, lighting, phone etc.Photos: More inspiration for your kitchen message center

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