I am redoing my small galley kitchen. At one end of the main counter
space, there is an opening in the wall through which one end of my new
countertop may flow (the opening is at the same height as the
countertop; also, the opening is the same width as the countertop). The
opening serves as a window into the dining room area.
I was wondering whether to extend the new countertop through that
window into the next room? Or, should I stop the countertop flush with
the inside wall of the kitchen--and then create a window sill for the
It's a cleaner look and easier to clean with a continuous countertop.
It's also easier and safer to have one plane, so you can slide stuff
through the pass through window. The final consideration is how the
countertop material will look in the dining area, and that depends on
the countertop material and what's in the dining room.
Welllll.......it's up to you :o) Do you want overhang to dine at or
serve from? Might be handy for dinner parties and/or casual meals. We
have similar opening but don't really use it because hubby parks
computer in dining room under opening :o)
If you extend it into dining room, it probably should be color to blend
with decor of both rooms. A cabinet below might be handy for serving
and storage. We live in condo, and every inch of storage space is valuable.
On 7 Mar 2006 13:10:38 -0800, email@example.com wrote:
From a design perspective, stopping inside the kitchen and creating a
window sill is safer.
But, risky as it is, if it works at all, a countertop flowing
through the opening coulld be a show stopper.
Your house, your lifestyle, your call.
Why not remove the wall entirely and do an island trreatment?
I'd say stop the counter at the wall, and put furniture
of the right height on the other side of the opening.
If the counter in question is ever likely to get wet,
you'll want some sort of ridge/trench to stop spills
from dribbling into the other room.
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