upper cabinet layout...yes/no?...help
I believe I finally have the lower cabinet layout finalized...for the most part....thanks to you great & talented folks! So thank you for all of your help!
Before going into questions, let me explain a few things. 1st of all, this kitchen is very small & w/ 2 windows & 2 doors, I'm limited w/ my layout. Trust me, I've gone over this for the past 3+ months & I think this is going to be it. Even tho I'm getting my lower cabs from IKEA, I'm going to do custom uppers. I would love to have all custom, but after a year & 1/2 of unemployment, I'm thrilled to get anything new in this kitchen! I'm going to have the lowers painted a creamish color (haven't figure that out yet) & the uppers & hood in a pine wood, kind of like I found them in a barn or something! I don't like to lock in my style, but if I have to give a description, I'd say rustic french - linen, grain sack, burlap, woods. My plan was to have the uppers made where I can put chicken wire in the doors w/ burlap on the inside. See small cab pic. But since I'm putting my sink to the left of the window & not under it I'm not really able to put uppers on that wall because I don't want to be staring right into a cab door. I've thought about doing custom open shelving like the picture I've attached, but hung, not sitting on top of cab. I think that will work, any thoughts? Across to the range/fridge wall, I can't decide if I should put some uppers in that corner to the right of the hood (pic of hood shape I want is attached). I also have a lower corner cabinet going over to the back wall, so maybe doing a corner upper instead of a facing out upper next to hood? Is that going to look like I'm utilizing every square inch of the kitchen & feel cramped? I think I have enough lower cab/drawer space, but not sure. Oh, back on the sink wall, that door on the left is what I call a "primitive can pantry", 4" deep!, that was there when I bought the house. Something the previous owners got creative w/ trying to utilize more space! Funny tho, I've actually grown to like the functionality of it, so may rebuild it! I'll be able to make it wider or skinnier to balance that wall. I'm thinking about doing the pantry door like the picture w/ a dbl pantry door w/ chicken wire in it. I could only do a single door tho. So, will that be too much, especially if I do upper/s on the range wall?
I love all of the help you guys have pulled out for me so far & am sure I'll need more when it comes to picking out paint colors, backsplash, & who knows what else. But, in the meantime, if you guys can give me your feedback on the upper placement & pantry door, I'd be very grateful.
Here are my pictures: