Storage Beyond the Norm!Eclectic Kitchen, Seattle

These drawers are 24"-long! In the toe kick! They work because the toe kick in this kitchen is 7"-tall. See more of this kitchen at:

Photo: Roger Turk, Northlight Photography

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pkshapiro wrote:Feb 28, 2014
  • stevechris106
    Are these available for installed cabinets? Or do the cabinets have to be new construction?
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    Richard Landon Design
    I think a good carpenter or cabinetmaker could retrofit toe kick drawers, but he/she would have to be willing to work on their belly and have slender enough arms/upper arms to work in a 4"-high opening. Opening up an existing toe kick is not without risks because you cannot always predict what is under the cabinet, yet generally it will be an open space between two sidewalls or the left and right side of a separate toe kick box. I find that I need about 1/2" below the drawer box/face in most cases because floors are often not level. If you install a TKD in a normal 4"-high toe kick, by the time you subtract the drawer bottom, you typically will not have much more than 3" of usable height left.

    In sum, to get the kind of storage you see here, you need custom cabinets built. The TK drawers above were made to fit into a 7"-high toe kick. (Counters are 38"-high.) The guides are 24"-long full-extension. The counters above are 30"-deep--my standard counter depth--with 27"-deep drawers in the cabinets below.
alynnes wrote:Jul 4, 2019
  • jbtanyderi

    A cabinet maker or good carpenter could do this for you.

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    Richard Landon Design

    I designed the drawers, drawing them in CAD, and then sent that to the shop, Aristocratic Cabinets, Chehalis, WA, to build. Because I make my client's counters 30"-deep, I can use longer drawer guides in the box above (27") and here in the toe kick (24"). I also modified the height of the toe kick to 7"H to gain more usable storage.

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Becky Harris added this to Our Favorite Kitchen Storage Ideas NowMay 11, 2017

Toe-kick drawers. This is such a clever solution, as if someone was looking at a kitchen and saying, ‘"Hmm, there simply must be more inches around here somewhere,” then looked down at their feet and had a light-bulb-over-the-head moment. There’s valuable space lurking beneath those lower cabinets. How to Add Toe-Kick Drawers for More Storage

Mitchell Parker added this to 19 Kitchen Projects Every Homeowner Should Know AboutSep 4, 2014

8. Add toe-kick storage. You know that unused space underneath your cabinets? It offers an amazing storage opportunity. See how to add toe-kick drawers for more storage

Toronto Interior Design Group | Yanic Simard added this to The Kitchen Storage Space That Hides at Floor LevelAug 17, 2014

They work great for wide, flat items, like specialty pans you don’t use every day …

Kathryn Peltier Design added this to How to Add Toe Kick Drawers for More StorageFeb 8, 2014

Consider whether or not you want the drawer pulls to match your cabinet hardware or be different. Considering they will be somewhat hidden, you can get away with less expensive versions.Mix and match cabinet and drawer hardwareAlso, plan where the seams will fall. You may not want seams on your baseboards that don’t line up with your cabinets. In this case the drawer fronts can be extended to help visually balance the seams.

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Binh Ha-ch added this to Binh's ideas2 hours ago

Toe kick drawers please!!! anything efficient to help us put things in their place.

Tina Dino added this to Wish Listyesterday

Utilizing kick plate space for flat items

rufuscnm added this to updated kitchen remodel ideas3 days ago

Like the use of storage for pans

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