Does it ever end? So I thought I was going to be stuck with 17" above the counter which the KD said would not be noticed. I'm used to 24 inches so going to 18 was a stretch as it was. Now it is looking more like 16+". Looking at showrooms, 17" is common and I was becoming comfortable that it would feel alright working at the counter and not too hemmed in with insufficient head space to work.
The cabinets are full overlay into a soffit. He said there would only be 1/4" of cabinet facing above the upper doors which might bump into an unsquare soffit and to drop them down a bit and add 3/4" molding.
Now I'm reading about counter appliances using the full 17-18 inches. While I, myself, don't leave them out except maybe the blender, not being able to move them back and out of the way when working sounds like it would be a problem.
Doing a 27" cabinet would loose alot of storage and people don't seem to like reaching that high. I'd hate to give up storage for crown molding.
Is 16" that bad? It might be 16-1/2. Would you do a full overlay to the soffit without a 3/4" drop if the soffit were level? That would make it 17" but would it look odd? Any suggestions?