So! Let's talk about kitchens, shall we?
I've mentioned a couple of times that we're getting a second full-sized oven put into our island, since the Rome doesn't come with double wall ovens. It took awhile to find a picture, but this is the cabinet that will be going in:
The orientation on that diagram is perfect, because it's going right here:
Now, Abby was asking me on my selections page what that meant for the other cabinets in the island, and I didn't know the answer. So I went and I measured pretty much everything in the model kitchen, and it looks like no other cabinets will be affected (at least in terms of how the new cabinet FITS. I don't know about buffer zones). As part of my measuring project, I took pictures of all the cabinets with the doors open and drawers pulled out:
|These outer cabinets are only 12" deep. Cookbooks, maybe?|
|I couldn't reach the ones above the fridge.|
|Oops, forgot to open the ones above the microwave!|
|The lazy susan in here looks pretty flimsy.|
|The right-hand pair of doors is the cabinet we're losing for the oven.|
I really like how all the lower cabinets have pull-out shelves. Anyone know how much weight they can take?
Here are a couple other options I found that I'd like to get down the road...I'm pretty sure RH doesn't offer them. ;)
|I've seen on someone's blog that they DID get this through Ryan, but we can't here.|
|Those pesky cutting boards are so hard to find a home for!|
|This is something I had in my house growing up...why don't all houses have them? Great for sponges!|
And while we're on the subject of cabinets...my parents have the magnetic child locks installed in their cabinets, and I'd like to do that on mine (it's the only kind my son hasn't figured out yet!). We're getting the solid wood doors, the Wyoming door...have any of you done that kind of lock on one of Ryan Homes's cabinets? The doors in our current house are way too thin and flimsy. My understanding is that you have to drill a hole for a metal rod, so you have to have a certain thickness of door. Feedback appreciated!