OK, I'm thinking what's best way to handle this and looking for ideas
what others may have done...
ca 1920s farmhouse remodeled in early 80s. Built-in typical kitchen
cabinets (actually I built them for the folks when they redid the house)
w/ standard toe kick space. Dad used the chintzy vinyl baseboard (I
went home after the cabinets were done so didn't get a chance to nyet
that :) ) and it has long since passed it's prime (if it ever had one).
Anyway, rest of the house has either 12" or 8" (upstairs) baseboard w/
15" corner blocks at the doors. The corner blocks are still at the
doors and I'm looking at replacing the baseboard. The kitchen is small
and it seems like the 12" is a little too big so I'm pretty sure I'm
going to go back w/ 8". Question is is there a better way to come to
the face of the cabinet other than just cut out and go under the toe kick?
Rico/Edwin, I remember one of you talking about some wide baseboard not
too long ago...you've run into the problem I would imagine. Any
W/ all the old houses we did in VA, I don't remember ever trying to fit
the baseboard up against a conventional cabinet, amazingly...
Great minds... :) I was, in fact, going to make a few sample blocks of
varying widths and see what they looked like. And on the size, I set a
piece of the wide in place to evaluate and it seemed to overwhelm the
room as the whole kitchen is only 9x12 or thereabouts--small. The 8"
seemed, like the three bears, "just right".
Have you seen transitions between shorter base such as this and a
full-height base block (14-15")? I know I've seen some transitions in
some of those old antebellum VA places but for the life of me can't
recall a detail any longer. Of course, that "life" has been almost 30
years ago now... :) I can't seem to find any of the old pictures or
documentation on any of that work any longer. :(
Upstairs here where the 8" is the standard they cut the blocks down,
too, so they're the same height above the b-board. I'd have loved to
have seen what was done originally on the transition from the dining
room into the old kitchen, but I can't remember from when I was a kid,
unfortunately. It may have been nothing, but I'd surely like to know if
there was something else at one time.
Thanks for the input...I'll not get back around to this until midweek w/
other things on the schedule, probably.
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