I just bought my first house. The kitchen was very poor, so we've decided to use our rebate (thanks to the gov.) to remodel the kitchen. It's very small, so storage space is at a premium. We also favor an open floor plan. We're planning on removing a wall and installing a peninsula for some lower cabinets. We were also considering hanging upper cabinets above the peninsula. Here are a couple of questions I have.
- How much distance from the counter top to the bottom of the upper cabinets is standard/reasonable to install a bar top here? I was thinking 30". If there should not be cabinets above a bar top, the bar top idea will have to go.
- I would like to use downrods (like some ceiling fans) to hang the cabinets from the ceiling (as there will be no backing wall). Has anyone tried this? Any tips?