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Old 09-24-2016, 11:03 PM
 
Location: Denver CO
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Maybe I'm getting too old and losing my flexibility but when I saw the video, my immediate thought was that I would never be able to comfortably get at anything in those back areas. It would not be functional space for me. I love the look of those deep, deep drawers Robyn posted - it may not be using every single inch of space, but I think you get more functional space.

But I guess mostly I'm happy I don't have any blind corners in my kitchen to worry about. The downside of that is the limited amount of cabinet space - it's all on one wall and an island in an open floor plan. But I've maximized the layout and I use commercial wire shelving in the garage for the overflow - appliances, 16 qt stockpot, serving dishes, etc. - things I use often enough to justify keeping but no so often that they need real estate in a small kitchen. When I'm doing serious cooking, I prop open the door to garage and consider just a now extended and much larger kitchen!
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Old 09-25-2016, 03:46 PM
 
Location: Ponte Vedra Beach FL
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Maybe I'm getting too old and losing my flexibility but when I saw the video, my immediate thought was that I would never be able to comfortably get at anything in those back areas. It would not be functional space for me. I love the look of those deep, deep drawers Robyn posted - it may not be using every single inch of space, but I think you get more functional space.

But I guess mostly I'm happy I don't have any blind corners in my kitchen to worry about. The downside of that is the limited amount of cabinet space - it's all on one wall and an island in an open floor plan. But I've maximized the layout and I use commercial wire shelving in the garage for the overflow - appliances, 16 qt stockpot, serving dishes, etc. - things I use often enough to justify keeping but no so often that they need real estate in a small kitchen. When I'm doing serious cooking, I prop open the door to garage and consider just a now extended and much larger kitchen!
I'm on the same page with you. When my late mother was in her 70's/80's - she'd get down and try to dig stuff out of the backs of those lousy lower cabinets. And she would fall down from time to time. No way I'm going to do that. I'm pretty close to 70 now (69). And - with my bad back - I am grateful for those pull out drawers.

I don't keep things in the garage. I keep them (everything from foodstuffs to those large pots) in the pantry. But it's pretty much the same idea. Robyn
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