I am planning to renovate my kitchen in my condo. One wall will have a 15-ft. stretch of base cabinets. The challenge is that 6-ft. of the wall closest to the entrance to the kitchen comes forward 12 inches, which means that 6-ft. of the base cabinets must have less depth. The remaining 9-ft. of wall is where the sink and dishwasher will be and these cabinets can be the standard 24" depth. I would like to install IKEA cabinetry. When I originally designed the kitchen late last year they offered base cabinets with a 12-7/8". Starting in 2015, they discontinued the 12-7/8" depth base cabinets, replacing with 15" depth bases. The shallower 12-7/8" cabinets would have been ideal as they were the perfect depth for the stretch of wall that stuck out 12". The 15" depth base cabinets stick out approximately 2 more inches, which means that I will need to bring the 24" base cabinets away from the wall 2 more inches in order to have the faces of all the cabinets to follow along a straight line.
First of all, is this possible, to have base cabinets that are 2-3 inches away from the wall? Secondly, if I do this it means the countertop will be about a 27-28" depth (from door fronts to backsplash). Is it recommended to have such a deep countertop?