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Jack van Domselaar, Island Custom Cabinetry, Sindey, BC

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dryfly05 wrote:Jan 17, 2013
  • Pamela Wiser
    Learn to proof what you state before posting.
  • Sherry Ballard
    Why was base used on the back wall rather than using a toe kick?
skim430 wrote:Jun 13, 2012
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    The Sky is the Limit Design
    there is not really sucha thing as built-in versus freestanding. except perhaps for the products of the german manufacturer liebherr, whose products can sit INSIDE a cabinet, all fridges stand on their own.
    i guess that you are most likely referring to the difference between a so called integrated fridge and a built-in one? of is this more a question that relates to counter depth freestanding fridges versus the regular depth ones?
    integrated fridges are meant to be installed in such a way, that the surface of the fridge door is flush with the adjacent cabinetry. That surface can be either the stainless steel finish, or a cabinet door thatcovers the fridge, which mean the fridge ends up being totally integrated, so that nobody can really detect it, other than maybe by the typically larger size handle.
    an built-in fridge simply means that the consumer can install a cabinet finish door on the fridge, which when seen dead-on will make the fridge look like the restof the cabinetry. HOWEVER, due to the way the hinges are working on those fridges, the full depth of the door has to stick out past any adjoining gables or cabinets, otherwise you can not open the fridge without hitting and damaging those pieces.

    as for counterdepth ( 24") versus standard ( 28-30") depth of the fridge CARCASS ( plus another 3" or so for the door thickness)- those fridges have to stick out just the same way as the built-in one does.
    There are a couple of considerations I present to my clients when choosing such a model. We can always order deep enough gables for the fridge to cover the carcass, or pull out adjacent tall cabinetry to hide the carcass, which makes the fridge look built-in. the question if it is worth to go with a counter depth model depends on the clients preference, as there will be a difference in available cubic feet of storage in those models.
    It is also a matter of adjacent countertop depths - I differentiate between counters with a typical 1" overhang above the face of the cabinet door, which brings the counter to 25 1/2" depth, and if I want to achieve a clean detail with the counter nicely butting into a fridge gable, then my gable would have to be at least 26" anyways. in this case i will think hard about all my details, and tell the client that they can easily go with a standard model.
    when plannng a european style kitchen with a counter without an overhang, which creates a more modern look, it might be worth while to consider a counter depth fridge model.

    sorry to be so technical, but good design lies heavily in the details, which, when executed well, are actually NOT obvious...
  • Renee Garrett
    DO you use a 3/4" end panel or an end panel with 1 1/2" return?
lcrmr wrote:May 9, 2012
  • tbecker6
    It looks like there is no wood border around the wall ovens. I am tight for space and would like to do it that way, but thought that wasn't possible.
  • Tammie Orefice

    what kind of glass is in the glass cabinet. I don't believe it is clear - correct? Thank you.

bearebeare wrote:Jul 6, 2013
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    The Sky is the Limit Design
    hey would be either 12 or 15". I usually try to make them a width that holds the chrome pull out pantry hardware. 12 and 15" wide units hold the same basket width, as do 18 or 21" units - so if you want to use space someplace else it is wise to use the smaller numbers. if you are not looking to use commercially available pull outs, but have custom ones made, then it's totally up to you and your space.
  • ashleylinn
    I love the silver can lights kits....where can you get these??
murchkid wrote:Jan 19, 2015
    Jean Lista wrote:May 24, 2013
      bearhead12 wrote:Jun 10, 2012

        What Houzz contributors are saying:

        Lawrence Karol added this to Expert Talk: 12 Ways to Get a Designer-Kitchen LookMay 3, 2012

        Create distinct work zones. "The character of a kitchen can be dramatically impacted by the use of glazes, as well as a careful selection of door styles and elements like crown molding," Hanl says. "I think this room shows my subtle but very distinct focus on proportion and rhythm when it comes to those elements." It also reflects her approach to creating distinct work zones; note the organization of the tall units at the end of the room and the start of the work counter on the right. "The island, which is connected to a raised informal eating counter, has a prep sink," she points out. "The hutch on the left is slightly narrow to help give the island a decent depth."

        What Houzzers are commenting on:

        Devin Guerrero Mendoza added this to KitchenMar 18, 2019

        Pantry surround for built in fridge

        Kit Gleason added this to New HouseMar 16, 2019

        Walks the line between contemporary and traditional

        njtrini added this to njtrini's ideasMar 14, 2019

        Love glass in cabinet doors, along with a lot of built in around Frig

        Lauren Woodworth added this to kitchenFeb 24, 2019

        pantry/drawers between fridge and ovens

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