I made a poor design choice and ordered an island/peninsula in my
kitchen with a 9" overhang for use as a breakfast bar. Once the
quartz countertop was installed, it was obvious that 9" was too
shallow, and I should have gone for at least 12" or 13" to make it a
comfortable place to eat.
So, I need some help on options. I can replace the piece of
countertop for $900, which is really expensive to me, so I'm trying to
think of a "workaround".
My thought is to pull the countertop forward 4" and then fill the gap
with the existing 4" backsplash (of the same material), laid on the
flat. However, that would create a visible seam running the entire
length of the countertop (63") where the two pieces join. So I had
the thought to cover the seam with a long "appliance garage" that
would sit directly on top of the counter and cover the seam. But to
cover the entire seam, the cabinetry would have to extend to the edge
of the countertop, which is 9" beyond the edge of the base cabinets.
(That nine inches comprises the overhang.) Would this look silly, or
can what's above the countertop act "independently" of what's below
the cabinet, design-wise?
I did a Photoshop mockup of the two design possibilities, with one
showing a fictitious representation of the seam that would be visible
if the cabinetry did not extend to the edge. (See the blue arrow.)
(Let me know if you have trouble getting to the pics.)