Dead corner is missing!! Is this normal? Do you have dead space?
As some of you know, I'm supervising the building of my snowbird parents' new little cottage.
There were a few unexpected surprises when the cabs went up.
One is that the "dead corner" space is missing on both uppers and lowers. The cab maker built 2 cabs that meet at the corner, nothing unusual, but he didn't extend either of the cabs all the way to the wall.
So, we're missing that space where you keep less-often used appliances and dishes. Instead, it'll be a big rhomboid-shaped void behind the cabinets, where the 2 cabinet backs and 2 walls meet.
This is the smallest of the "surprises", but it's a small kitchen and I was really expecting to have that space.
We never actually discussed the issue pre-build, and it's not something that's visible in the drawings, so I can't say he's wrong. I just never expected a cabinetmaker to waste that much space in a small kitchen...I just assumed (oops).
Is this common? Am I justified in asking him to make the necessary changes to extend the cabs and give me my corner back?