We are firm believers that when you build or remodel, the features you choose should be those that work best for your lifestyle. We remodeled our ktichen (a project that began with "I need a new refrigerator" and ended with knocking out a wall...adding a walk in pantry, island and window). We thought we had "checked all the boxes" and had the perfect kitchen for how we live and entertain.
We have a second kitchen downstairs that is used for entertaining on our exposed lower level and another large freezer that we stock with home made soup and whatever we have time to cook "in quantity" for days when we do not.
Our remodeling included a double door sub zero refrigerator with lower freezer drawer pictured here behind the island. It became stocked full of everything from the rare leftover to an assortment of beverages and condiments...and got rather crowded...what's a gal to do to expand the space...?
There was also the issue of Chopping....cutting....where I had depended on built in cutting boards in our former kitchen, that was abandonded in the new design. Yes we do have all kinds of chopping "equipment" but I still missed my cutting board....a great stress reliever for my "alternate passion" as I refer to my cooking "hobby."
GOT IT.... a combination chopping station and beverage refrigerator ! Yaaaah...problem solved ! Things to consider in this addition were the material for the chopping block...researched to find Bamboo being the best solution. Secondly...limited space after the remodel so it was important to find the right size refrigerator that was useful but did not appear "added" and did not extend into the window at the end of the cabinet. Googling for size and quality appliance...we found just the right size and capacity.
We had our "handy person stain a piece of cherry wood for the exposed side of the refrigerator and raise it to counter height so the "new addition" would be at"at home" and appear built in....and so it is ! Seen here getting ready to add lemon/lime twists to our water at dinner with friends.
A little thought and you can have a "multi purpose" addition with a built in look...chopping station and beverage refrigerator in one unit ....we love it...live it...enjoy it !
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