Feasability of reducing 40'' counter height to standard 36''?
We recently went to view a home for sale in which all the kitchen cabs (and island) were built at 40" high instead of the standard 36". The original owners built them to suit their taller height, never intending to have to move, but they were significantly too high for me. I felt like Alice in Wonderland while standing in this kitchen. :-(
I suspect I know the answer to this already, but would it even be possible to modify these cabs to standard height--w/out incurring significant cost? In addition, the uppers are built to be 18" above the 40" tall lowers, so they would need to be dropped as well. And, I'm sure the tile backsplash would have to be removed (That is not a big deal. I could remove the backsplash and replace it later at our convenience).
Grrr. There were some really strong positives about this home, but if this is the very expensive proposition I'm thinking it would be, then unfortunately, it's a deal-breaker for us.