a pull out for the keyboard between the bottom two. I had it adjusted to a height that would
allow me to use the bar stool at the island.
and had a local company install bronze mirror.
I used 1/8" plywood as an end panel to conceal the cabinets.
It was painted using a paint/stain kit available for purchase from the cabinet manufacturer.
The total cost for this configuration of doors is $235.
I knew I wanted an island base of high gloss black cabinets, but it wasn't a choice the stock
cabinet manufacturer offered. I went to my local auto body shop (unfortunately, we're
on a first-name basis) and asked if they would be willing to spray them. It was that easy.
I had the cabinets for the island delivered directly to their shop, went by and looked
them over for any damage before they began. They did a sample for me that looked great.
We've had them for five years, they are still as beautiful as they day they were installed,
a couple of teeny-tiny nicks you couldn't even find, that I covered with a sharpie.
I'm sorry, I can't remember how much they charged, I remember thinking they under bid!
Maybe $300 - $400?
The cabinets I used for the base are a 27", 24"- 3 drawer, 24"- 3 drawer and a 24" on an
angle at the seating end (you can get a better idea in the photo above of the entire kitchen).
The 27" base was initially a three drawer cabinet, I had the contractor remove the two
upper drawers and build a base for our microwave, I was able to purchase a microwave
surround kit, so it looks completely built in.
The way we angled the cabinet on the end created a small triangular shaped area that
would have been wasted space...not happening!
I ordered a 15" door, and had our contractor build a shelf, it's perfect for my mixer and
food processor. I included an outlet for easy access to the island. The outlet also serves
as a convenient way to use our crock pot on the island if we have a buffet set up.
I put my ruler in there for scale, you really can use every single inch of your kitchen!
For a custom look we ordered panels to cover the front and end of the island.
Whew, that is my longest post ever!
I'll share a few more details next week.
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