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Posted by oakleyok (My Page) on
Wed, May 6, 09 at 19:53

The granite was laid today and I had NO idea how massive the space is in the corner of the kitchen between the stove and sink! I measured it and it's 46" deep! I'm 5'5" and even on my tippy toes I can't reach to the far back of the corner. lol.

So..I need ideas on what to put there for a decorative touch. No canisters, it needs to be something specifically for a corner. No apothacary jars or mixers either, I'll put those elsewhere.

Surely someone out there has a deep corner space like I do and can offer suggestions on what to put there simply for a semi-large decorative touch?

The picture is mis-leading, it's much larger than it appears.

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Flat-screen TV.
Susan


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I'll take a pic tonight. I have a big earthenware bowl in the corner where we keep our fruit.


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I use the corner for my toaster oven. Real convenient next to the stove.


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Congrats on your beautiful granite. I love having all that space. Currently we have our tv there although it's wired to be at the other side of the kitchen if I want to change it. It's a great space and I'll be interested to see what others have done.
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I have a corner like that, 'tho not quite as deep. I always planned to put a large decorative blown glass plate there on a plate stand. I thought it would look pretty with the under-counter lights behind it. You could also do a vignette of something like a large ceramic rooster and flower or plant.


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I have two of these in my kitchen, in a couple of different corners. Sometimes they show up at Steinmart for much less than Pierre Deux sells them for. I bought one of mine at Steinmart and the other at a Hancock fabric store, for about $30 each. Good luck decorating your corner!

Here is a link that might be useful: Fruit topiary


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Here's mine -- complete with small decorative lamp and the kitchen prep area ....

Kitchen prep area Feb 21 09

Jan


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My old kitchen had a small lamp made from an old mason jar with layers of dried beans in it. Now that I have under-cabinet lights (in my new kitchen) I have my cookbook holder there with a colorful cookbook opened to a page that coordinates with my kitchen colors.


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We have the very same exact layout. I have 3 tall pepper jars in one corner and our 2 coffee makers in the other. As short as I am, 5'1", I can still slide the coffee maker towards me to fill it and when I slide the pot back, I can still reach the canister to pour a cup.


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I found an old picture of one of the corners. The space on the other wall between the stove and the sink is identical to this corner except there is no pass thru on the wall.
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I also keep my toaster oven in the corner. Not very decorative I suppose, but it works for me!


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Add another person that keeps the toaster oven there. I use mine all the time so it's a good place for it.


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Can I just say how much I love this topic? lol. Who would have thought a kitchen corner would be an important part of decorating!

Love seeing all the pictures, I've gotten some great ideas. We will have under cabinet lighting too, but I like the idea of a small lamp anyway.

The fruit topiary is a good idea! So is the toaster oven, lol, but I've never owned one because frankly I don't know what I'd do with it. :)

This morning we actually put the coffee pot on the counter for the first time in a couple of months. It is UGLY. It's just a Mr. Coffee but boy does it stand out like a sore thumb! Next on my list, a prettier coffee maker. hee

More pictures and inspiration please! And thank you everyone.


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I have "3" appliance garages in that corner of my kitchen.
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I had a small, black iron wine rack from Home Goods B4 I renovated.

But now I have a wine rack built into my lower cabinets. So I did put a cookie/candy jar and sugar canister and a vase. And most of the time the toaster is where the wine is. It just depends on the time of day! ;-)

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Like Igloo, I have a large ceramic bowl that we keep our fruit. Then, I have some framed pictures propped to either side.

The other corner has a variety of Italian bottles, oils, balsamics, etc. and a secondary utensil holder.


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I second the vote for a large decorative platter on a grand scale iron plate holder. It might be nice to add a potted ivy and small creamer or pitcher to set a little vignette. Good luck!
BTW, I'm sure that you have posted it elsewhere, but what is the name of your granite? After much pondering, I think I'm leaning toward granite over quartz and am searching for a granite like yours. Nice work!


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Mine isn't that deep I don't think. I have canisters there but nothing is in them. All my flour, sugar, tea stuff are in those snap down, lock down, things in the pantry. Mine are just out there for looks. Love seeing everyone's ideas! Great pics everyone. Bonnie
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We do have the under-cabinet hockey-puck-style lighting too (put in by my DH -- not fancy at all!) -- but I just wanted the option (and I do LOVE lighting options LOL!) of turning on a warmer small lamplight .....

Jan (who is completely and pea-green ENVIOUS of all of the gorgeous kitchens here at GW -- WOW!)


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Goldengirl, I think the granite is "New Venetian Gold." It's pretty popular now because it goes with either dark wood or white. My cabs will be white.

Nicole, I love your appliance garages! Before the remodel, my storage was very limited, but now I have a very big utility room and lots of storage in the kitchen too, so all appliances except the coffee pot will be stored under a counter somewhere. The builder even put the hot water heater in the UR a couple of feet off the floor so I could use the space below for my big roaster. It's enclosed so it won't be an eyesore.

Teacats, that's why I think I'll put a lamp somewhere in the kitchen. I'd rather leave it on in the evening instead of leaving one of the fixtures on. Our kitchen is WAY far from the lving room now, so it will be dark in there at night.


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My corner is 44 inches, I'm not quite 5-1 so that is really a wasted space for me. I have a very large bowel on a stand in my corner.


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chloe, just teasing you, but check your spelling for "bowl," otherwise you have a very serious medical condition - ha.


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lololol!


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I have a very deep one one behind my corner sink.
Love Our Views!
This is the only close-up I have of it, taken when the lilacs were blooming.
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Oakleyok -- Thanks for the granite name. I'll go look that up now.


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Wodka,

LOL
I used to work in the medical field, can you tell!


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Lynn

OMG Lynn! I could seriously see myself enjoying doing dishes with that view.

DH and I can't come to an agreement on where to retire. SE is too hot and humid for me and he doesn't like the PNW. What's the climate there and is there much in the way of the arts?

Oakleyok, very sorry for the hijack!


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These are old photos, I do have real windows and pulls now!Ignore the stuff on the window sills and that nasty old dog bone on the floor!
I have my kitchen aid mixer in one corner- that is the baking zone. And I have a big ol' honkin' rooster in the other corner- that is the rooster zone.

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My deep corner is one of the first things you see when you enter the kitchen and I use it for decorative items only. I change them out quite frequently. Currently I have a nice lamp there that casts a warm glow on the granite. I also use a beautiful large tin as a planter at times, I have a variety of plates/platters on a stand (I find most from Home Goods), during the fall I have a large harvest plate, Christmas I have a large santa, and roosters. Fun place to decorate.


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Here's mine.
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I have a lamp. To the left of the lamp, a framed rhubarb cake recipe written in my grandmother's hand. To the right, hanging on the wall, a ceramic impression of my son's handprint-made in first grade, given as a Mother's Day gift.

Pretty "corners" everyone!

JR


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Parma . . .

Parma, I don't want to hijack Oakleyok's thread, so I'll answer your questions about New Mexico over in Conversations.
Lynn


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"That" corner is my coffee making station... coffee maker, round tray from Southern Living at home with our sugar/creamer and small plant.

Definitely not decorative, but very much functional.


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Oh, you all can talk about NM here, I'm curious too!

My problem may have been solved by the mail today! I ordered some spackled graniteware for my utility room for houseplants. Two of them are buckets, one large, the other medium, in yellow and white. The walls are going to be light yellow (but there isn't much wall in the kitchen to paint) and it will flow to the utility room.

I'll take a picture of the bucket later, builder is here and under my sink. lol. I think putting pretty flowers in there would be cute, along with a pretty placemat. I love to use placemats for decorating.

Chloe, no space in the kitchen is wasted to me. Especially at holiday time when I have a lot of baked goods. Finally I have a place to set several things to cool while I'm baking!

Cooper, our kitchens are very similar! I have beadboard in there but only at the edges of the cabinets. And I also have the shelves you have at the window, plus the paint will be white. Before we designed the kitchen, the very first thing I said was, "I want shelves on both sides of the kitchen window!". We also put in curved shelves at the end of the cabs which faces the dining room.

Having all this space is amazing!

Shee, I love your corner! And Lynn, I drool over your corner sink!


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oak, I suffer the same plight because I am also short. I have to throw myself to the corner to reach it for cleaning. I just put my Pillsbury Dough Boy cookie jar in that corner. I don't have one of these corners in the new house and I'm so glad!! However, I do have an L shaped island corner that's so deep I'll have to walk around to the other side to clean it. LOL At least I'll be able to clean it without dislocating something!!


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Thanks Bru, I just checked and my island corner is just as big as the other corner, and now I'll have to walk around to clean it! lol. At least there's enough space to put pretty things on. :)


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Previous house had a wine rack and extra bottles in the corner.
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If you look real hard, through the looking glass...you will see my stoneware platter in the opposite corner. it sits on an iron stand, . It actually hides my large mixer.
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Of course, my favorite is a corner lamp
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cooper, love your kitchen. Tell me what material is your backsplash behind your stove? Is that metal? Give me the details, please. Is it expensive? I'm asking as consideration for this house when we remodel for selling.


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I also have my (rarely used) kitchenaid mixer in the corner; I love to look at it and people might think I bake a lot.

For practicality, if a person wanted to use the corner better, you could put things on a gorgeous deep tray, which would be easier to pull forward, even for short people.


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I have a lamp in mine...similar to TeaCats. The lamp is made from a canning jar which is full of antique cookie cutters!


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Beautiful kitchens and corner solutions!

But I have a question...Why now the large corner space? I assume many of you had kitchen renovations where you were basically working with the same floor plan and cabinet footprint. What caused your corner to grow in size?


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For me, my corner "grew" after we had our granite installed. We have the same exact cabinets, painted, and they didn't move location at all. I didn't realise how much deeper they would be than the laminate it replaced. I was shocked when I could barely reach the corner to clean. Who knew?? LOL. Funny, I just put a stone shallow bowl on a plate stand a few hours ago to see how it would look there. I am always scoping out small decorative lamps now when I shop after seeing so many great ones here. Fun, fun topic and I LOVE all the pictures!!


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LOL at Katie. Same cabinets in the same space, but it got deeper? I'm mystified. Is it an optical illusion? If I installed granite throughout my house, would my house get physically bigger? :D Grow a second story? Yes, I'm being silly, but what is this granite counter growth hormone?


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Mine isn't angled like yours but has a 90-degree corner like cooperbailey and the others. I also have my (red) kitchenaid mixer right in the corner. That's my baking corner.


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Our's grew in size because the corner cabinet is now angled instead of the L shaped counter/cabs. Also, the granite has a 4" edge to it which gives more counterspace. I really like it especially when baking season comes.

Mitch, I like the idea of a tray. Right now I'm leaning towards a basin and pitcher if I can find the right one.


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Here is mine.

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haha linelle.... maybe I need a growth hormone. I am pretty short at 5' and my old laminate countertops would barely overhang the cabinet edge. My granite has a 2" overhang and an ogee edge so I can't get as close up to the cabinets like before. Therefore, my corner is farther away and I stand on my tiptoes to clean it now. Does that make it clear as mud? LOL..... I don't know how else to explain it *sigh*


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What a timely thread for me! I'm deep cleaning my kitchen today in preparation for a family event here on Saturday...and I'm very unenthused. What I've realized is that I'm a bit bored with my kitchen counter decor. Time to freshen...and what great ideas you've given me.

I'll have to post photos later...but for now...thanks!


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Newhomebuilder- I love your people looking over your stove. Very cool.


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bonniee,

Where did you purchase your green kitchen canisters? I have been looking for something similar. If anyone has seen these, please let me know. I am considering starting a thread about green kitchen accessories, but am sort of scared to start a thread. Am looking for accessories similar to bonniee and persnicketydesign.

Thanks,
Emily


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Thank you, paint -chips! Got those at Pottery Barn many years ago.


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bebe-3- I was also looking for those canisters and found some on Ebay. Here is a link to one set but I think there are others.
http://cgi.ebay.com/Belaverra-Fleur-de-Lis-Canister-Set-of-3-sm-med-lg_W0QQitemZ300313339077QQcmdZViewItemQQptZLH_DefaultDomain_0?hash=item45ec11e4c5&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14&_trkparms=72%3A1205%7C66%3A4%7C65%3A12%7C39%3A1%7C240%3A1318%7C301%3A0%7C293%3A1%7C294%3A200


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Thank you mmoodyrn! I had googled green canisters and looked through many pages and images and never found them.
Thanks again,
Emily


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Brutuses-the panel behind my stove is a piece of tin ceiling tile cut to fit and painted with latex paint to match the beadboard.


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Hi Emily........I am just seeing this. Long day with DD at college. My canisters came from Stein Mart. Glad you like them. The price of the canisters was much better there than at Gracious Goods. Hope this helps you! My rooster came from Kirkland's years ago.
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Thanks bonniee! I knew I was taking a chance on you seeing this question when I posted in this thread, but I'm glad you checked back! I've been looking for green accessories for a while now. I'll try looking at my Stein Mart, I would love a better price!

Emily


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You are very welcome, Emily! Hope you find some....Bonnie


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such great ideas! i'm short also - 5'. was thinking of doing the angle in the corner but figured out it would make the corner even deeper for me!

I was thinking of getting one of those frames that can do a slide show of your photos and put in that corner. that way my kids and gkids etc can be continually changing around me while i'm in the kitchen! unless that's where i end up putting my micro on an under cab shelf.

haley comet - what is your counter top??? is it 'honed' granite? doesn't have the shine i usually see on granite!

lynn - love, love your view. NM - no wonder!


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lynn - where are you in NM that you can grow lilacs??

I want lilacs! I'm in Phx AZ area. was told they wouldn't grow here...


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Hi DesertSteph,

Nope I sure wish my counters were granite but it simply a really nice laminate. We said we would get the granite 'next time' we need them replaced. It is called ButterRum.


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no way! butterum!!!! that's what i've picked out for my new counter top! and i've been wanting to see it in a big piece of counter top! yeah! you know when i looked at it i thought 'I wonder if that's how my butterum will look?'... then i thought no, that's probably just honed granite...

do you have any more pics of it - like w/o the yellow glow of the lamp that i could see?

is that just the straight edge on it?

i've been so worried that it'd look horrible in a BIG piece.

did you get the matt or the other type i can't remember what they call it... a bit shinier?

did they do a corner (or anywhere) seam? if so, how'd that turn out? who put it in? HD? i'm rather afraid to have them do it...

thx!


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Nates Grandma - please post more pics!

If natesgramma sees this, can you post more pics of your kitchen, the layout of the pic is similar to what I may be looking to do in a kitchen in a house we're hoping to buy.

Nice kitchens - love seeing any and all ideas!


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Hey Steph,
Ya as far as laminates go I think it is pretty nice - I have actually seen them use it on Design Inc.
Here are more pics but it doesn't show the counters too well and it looks extra shiney from the window but it is actually more on the matte side. It is not a straight edge and the seaming looks great. I actually bought it and had it installed by my brother in law's kitchen design company.
I have heard mixed reviews on HD installers but that would be different in each area.

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Personally I change things up all the time and buying laminate gave me the option on new counters on a more regular basis and with 4 young kids we don't worry about them too much. Granite for me at this point was a big financial committment and also a design committment I was not ready to make just yet.


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