Help with Open Plan Kitchen Cabinet Design?

Help with Open Plan Kitchen Cabinet Design?

Regina Yunghans
Aug 22, 2011

Q:We are redoing our kitchen and there are a few issues we are trying to work through. The previous owner took down part of a wall between the kitchen and living room, and we plan to remove the remaining portion of that wall and install cabinets where we currently have our kitchen table.

Coming up with a workable design for the new cabinets is difficult: first, there is a six inch "jog" halfway along the wall, second, the edge of that wall is visible from the foyer, and third, the new cabinets will be visible from the living room. So we need a design that accounts for the two different depths, isnt visible from the entry, and integrates without making the living room appear to be a giant kitchen. Making the cabinets along that wall all the same depth doesn't work as it would not leave enough clearance for the table. The general living room design is modern using light maple wood similar to the table & chairs in the pictures.

Included in the gallery above is the current floor plan and the planned layout after the wall is down along with pictures of the apartment with the table in the "after" placement backing the couch (yes, we plan to get a new one!). Also, the last photo is a design with an element we think could work (using shelves to connect the two cabinet areas, installing "off side" upper/lower cabs, and starting the new cabinets about 20 inches in from the left wall edge so the cabinets are not visible from the entry). Any suggestions would be welcome, including cabinet colors and lighting for the new space! thanks so much!

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