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Advice/Suggestions Please on Handles/Sink etc.

Posted by 6kate (My Page) on
Sat, Jun 1, 13 at 17:10

Hi,
After changing my plans daily, I have finally settled on Ikea Lidingo cabinets. My kitchen is small and U-shaped so not too much space for fillers and I am looking for some ideas on knobs/handles which will not protrude too much. Quite like glass but the only ones I saw would scratch the perpendicular wall cabs. As far as the handles go, need them to be shallowish too.

Also, having difficulty finding an inexpensive 7' or more deep sink that will fit into a 24" cabinet. Any suggestions, please? Need appliances too but guess will check out that form seperately.

Thanks for any and all help. Pics of the kitchen plan here, and if you have any better suggestion would love to hear it before I mess up:)


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RE: Advice/Suggestions Please on Handles/Sink etc.

How about going with no hardware? You can do a touch latch or do those scoop outs (not sure what that is really called).

On the sink, have you looked at the D shaped sinks. My old one was a Franke. I had a 27" cabinet but I am pretty sure that it would have fit into a 24" cabinet.


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RE: Advice/Suggestions Please on Handles/Sink etc.

Several silganit sinks fit into 24' cabinets. I think I'll be getting the Precis large bowl.

Here is a link that might be useful: homeperfect precis large bowl


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RE: Advice/Suggestions Please on Handles/Sink etc.

6Kate, I think NYCBD's suggestion of no hardware is a good one. You sure don't want the hardware marring the finish of your new cabinets. You could also just use hardware on the cabs that won't hit the one perpendicular to it.

As for appliances I would do a lot of research. If you are a member of consumer reports read about all the different appliances that you will need and the reviews. I, unfortunately, ordered the JennAir suite before I actually thought that going with one appliance manufacturer probably wasn't smart as one manufacturer may excel with their range line but not as much with their dw line etc. I can't say how my appliances will serve me because they haven't been delivered and installed yet but after reading on the appliance forum I realized that I was too hasty.

Good luck with your project!


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RE: Advice/Suggestions Please on Handles/Sink etc.

Thanks very much. That is an interesting idea. I just googled them, had never even heard of such a thing. The doors on the base cabs are slab though and would benefit from something decorative so still looking for ideas.

Thanks too for the sink/appliance suggestion.


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RE: Advice/Suggestions Please on Handles/Sink etc.

You will find the perfect hardware. I know pulls are like the cabinet's jewelry. Maybe you could go with pretty glass knobs on your uppers and do a simple finger pull on your lowers.


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RE: Advice/Suggestions Please on Handles/Sink etc.

Thanks, that is exactly my ideal but could not find ones with a shorter projection.
The 'simple' finger pulls would be ideal for both upper and lower too but for some reason I don't find them and probably cannot use them on drawer stacks since the drawer fronts almost touch each other on the top. Hard to believe that Ikea does not stock them. Life would be so easy.


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