|The kitchen wall cabinets that came with the house.|
They weren't odd because they were handmade, nor because they were tall and extended to the ceiling (8'10"). They were odd because the bottom was 63.5 inches from the floor. That's 9 & 1/2 inches above the height of conventional kitchen wall cabinets, and 27.5 inches above the peninsula counter top.
Now, I'm 65.5 inches tall, which means opening them required the full stretch of my arm to reach door knobs. At first I though I would appreciate all the storage space, but of the three shelves inside, only the bottom one was conveniently accessible.
These don't fit into my kitchen cabinetry plans, so yesterday, down they came.
Happily, we were able to salvage quite a bit of good wood.
The wall color behind the cabinet tells me they were not part of the original kitchen. The first coat of paint on the walls was gold. They were subsequently painted two different shades of green. The last coat, the white, was applied most recently for the purpose of selling the house. I figure this cabinet was probably added the same time as the upper cabinet we tore out to put the new back door in.
So, now you see them....
|Kitchen I've been living with for 2 & 1/2 yrs.|
|The kitchen today.|
We have been busy bees, haven't we?