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Steph Fisher

Moving next month into this loft. It has high ceilings and ductwork etc EXCEPT for this kitchen. I am not in love with the darkness of it all.

cabinets, color of the granite, appliances even the layout. But because of the configuration of the apartment, I don't see how I can change the layout. for instance, I would love an island instead of this peninsula, but I think the area I have to work with is too small. Any suggestions?

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Trendoffice Interior Design Consulting

It should be no problem to replace the peninsular with an island - just make sure you have enough space on both sides: you have to be able to use the fridge and to pass freely on the other side. First start with a floor plan with exact dimensions and you will see how much space is available for the island.

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Just a warning for those doing a cabinet touch-up—I think many cabinets, factory or workshop painted, may be done with an oil based paint. I touched up some abused areas with latex and it seems like it turned very gummy and attracts dirt. Other than that and some loose hinges my white raised panel cabinets would be okay for another ten years on top of the current 25.

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