Huge kitchen cabinet disaster...:(
My contractor has been screwing up left and right, so DH and I decided to have a few guys come out to the house to give a second opinion. So far our cabinets are in, but we have not ordered granite yet, and we're probably changing the layout a bit (see my other thread for that debacle, lol).
Anyway, the new contractor came in and immediately saw a huge problem--our ceilings are not in fact 8 feet, but only about 7 ft 10 inches or so. And we have 42 inch upper cabs. By the time the 3 cm granite counters are in, we will have approximately 14 3/4 inches between the countertop and the bottoms of the upper cabs. Recommended space is 18 inches minimum. The new contractor said 36 inches would have been much better; we won't even be able to have a blender sitting on the counter without it hitting the upper cab. :(
The kitchen designer said our contractor told him we have 8 feet ceilings. The designer never came to our house to measure (strike one two and three), so he just went by what he was told. Our contractor said he warned us of this problem, but we supposedly still insisted on 42 inch cabs. That's absolutely false. We were never told it wouldn't work or that it wouldn't be a good idea.
Is there anything we can do short of having to order all new uppers? Is this the contractor's fault or our fault? We're so disheartened and sad. Those cabs were a lot of money.
Thanks for any advice.