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Posted: 02/11/20 02:14pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

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Is that the final location for the cooktop? I would leave more space between the cooktop and the refrigerator wall. Especially if your wife is right-handed. Big complaint that my wife has is that there is no enough room to the right of our cooktop in the MH for her to put things like bowls of ingredients while she is cooking.


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What that will do, is give me about 20 inches of counter space between the edge of the counter and where the pantry shelves will be.

I had the wife out there to check how high she could reach, so I know how high to build those shelves.

Overall, it looks like this should work out ok, as the counter depth should be do-able.

Are you putting something like this
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across the front of your shelves, or will they be behind doors? Obviously they can't be just plain shelves or everything would have to come off before you could drive anywhere.




We are considering that currently. I can't put doors on with hinges where the doors swing open, because of having things on the counter when we are trying to prepare food, so that leaves a couple of options.

One is, as you mentioned, or something similar. The other is to put sliding doors on. Not fully sure the wife is on board with the sliding doors, but, that may depend on what she plans on putting in there.

I'll have to take her out there, and she can visualize what might work, before a final decision.


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fulltimin wrote:

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Is that the final location for the cooktop? I would leave more space between the cooktop and the refrigerator wall. Especially if your wife is right-handed. Big complaint that my wife has is that there is no enough room to the right of our cooktop in the MH for her to put things like bowls of ingredients while she is cooking.




Probably not exact location. I just brought that out and laid it there, because it was out of the way of what I was doing.

I do want enough room on the right side to be able to put a pan there either before or after putting it on the stove.

I didn't measure, but I think it will probably come towards the front of the coach a few inches.

We also, are right handed, but the house we are in only has about a foot to the right of the stove, and then the refer is there.

There is enough of space there for some things, but not a lot of extra.

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I decided to add another 2 x 3 (red arrow), along the left side of the doorway. That will move the center of the arch closer to, but not fully to the center of the ceiling.



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Eyeing things up after adding the 2 x 3, and looking at the center of the arch, as compared to the center of the ceiling.



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From a distance, it's staring to look a bit better than it does close up. That will make it easier to offset the fake beam on the ceiling so that it looks centered.



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I cut most of the arch out, except for the 2 pieces with the red arrows. I had only put them in there, so I wanted to wait until the adhesive cures before I finish cutting the arch.

After covering the new portion of the wall, you won't be able to tell that I added anything, as is will all be covered up.

Wahoo!



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Instead of working today, the wife and I decided to go out and sit in the motor home for a while.

We discussed how we will be using it, and figuring out where we want certain items. That information is necessary in order to start building cabinets, with drawers.

We needed to know what size drawers to build so that the larger items we need to put in there will fit.

We kicked around where the appliances will go, so I know where to add shelves, and where not to add shelves, as in behind the sink, so we have space to put the faucet. You know, semi - important things. Lol.

I then started figuring out where and what size drawers to make, so the pots and pans will fit in them. As such, my day was taken up doing the paperwork, instead of actual construction.

As of now, she's not totally sold on sliding doors to cover the shelves in the kitchen, so we may end up with something, just to make sure items in those shelves will not fall out.

Then again, that isn't something that has to be finalized at the moment.

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Posted: 02/13/20 08:48pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Wahoo! Wow, what a day!

UGH.... Lol.

Was about to go out to the moho today, and I got a call from my niece. Hey, I need you to do this, this, and this.

Ratz.

That took care of the rest of my day. I thought I had it made this morning, and I did until she called.

Ah, well. what's one more day in the life, I guess.

Sorry folks.

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Have you thought of a small pantry or thin pull out shelving to store can goods... I know it is a PIA to try an find a can stuffed in a drawer with other cans (soup, can vegs, etc)...

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Have you thought of a small pantry or thin pull out shelving to store can goods... I know it is a PIA to try an find a can stuffed in a drawer with other cans (soup, can vegs, etc)...




We have discussed this, and it's amazing. This is one of those times when the little woman, (5' 2" and a touch over 100 lbs), is very opinionated! Absolutely NO pull out shelf with canned goods on it.

Something like this, is an absolute no-no!



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For some reason, she hates them. So, our next best step is probably to just make a drawer that will fit the cans we use, and just lay them down.

Fortunately, we don't use a lot of canned goods, so a single drawer should be sufficient for those that we do use.

Then again, something like this would probably work as well. Haven't showed this to her yet, but I will and we'll see.



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