Inspiration for a contemporary l-shaped eat-in kitchen remodel in Vancouver with a farmhouse sink, stainless steel appliances, flat-panel cabinets, white cabinets, white backsplash, glass tile backsplash and quartz countertops

Burnaby Capitol Hill Residence

Contemporary Kitchen, Vancouver

interiors: Tanya Schoenroth Design, architecture: Scott Mitchell, builder: Boffo Construction, photo: Janis Nicolay
Inspiration for a contemporary l-shaped eat-in kitchen remodel in Vancouver with a farmhouse sink, stainless steel appliances, flat-panel cabinets, white cabinets, white backsplash, glass tile backsplash and quartz countertops - Houzz

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Chalyce Wilde wrote:November 22, 2012
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    Tanya Schoenroth Design
    3 years ago

    The countertops, including island, are all 2" thick. This is a bit unusual for a couple of reasons:

    1. stone slab material typically comes in 2cm (3/4") and 3cm (approx 1.5") thickness. Countertops are usually either 2cm thick or 3cm thick (either full slab or with 3/4" slab doubled at the edge to appear thicker).

    2. In addition, most under-counter appliances are manufactured to fit a minimum 34.5" high space. Because standard kitchen counter height is 36", this means that you normally need to cut a notch out of your cabinet to accommodate those appliances.

    In this case, the client was set on 2" thickness and no notches, so we did increase the total counter height to 36.5". If you are thinking of going this route, I recommend you mock something up to get the feel for a 36.5" countertop. Although it's only a 1/2" difference, we are so conditioned to using 36" counters, I find it to be a noticeable difference and you want to be sure your work surfaces are comfortable for your use. Hope that helps!

  • k wang
    3 years ago
    Thank you so much for your response!!!
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