A man installs a mini bar in his kitchen island, now look what he does on the other side! (Genius!)

Kitchen design did not make use of the space in the corner where the cabinets are joined. Instead of modifying and adding a lazy Susan, we came in from the other side of the wall and put in a wine cooler.

 

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First we rough cut the opening. Then removed the studs and framed in the opening. We added a new plug inside the opening to power the fridge. It was also necessary to reroute the existing electrical.

 

 

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Instead of removing the tile or continuing the tile into the opening, we chose to change the tile to a darker color and create a transition. Then we finished the opening to mimic the existing doorways in the home.

 

 

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Fridge placed.

 

 

utilize wasted space, appliances, diy, kitchen design, kitchen island

Next we added recessed shelves. Similar process of framing and routing electrical.

 

 

utilize wasted space, appliances, diy, kitchen design, kitchen island

Roughly framed.

 

 

utilize wasted space, appliances, diy, kitchen design, kitchen island

Built an oak shelf and decided on chrome rail to match fridge and cabinet hardware.

 

 

utilize wasted space, appliances, diy, kitchen design, kitchen island

 

Finished project. Still deciding on stain color and if we should paint the trim white to match existing.