Kitchen Furniture

How to make more legroom in a kitchen peninsula

A kitchen peninsula with legroom Bad do the less functional peninsula. The peninsula usually encompasses the kitchen and dining area and a space on the side of the dining area is used as a bar area up. It is a good improvement to make the bar as functional as possible, as this may only require the addition of a few centimeters to the eaves of the roof. Get this space is easy and often inexpensive.


Step 1

Measure the projection of the peninsula. The minimum space for short people is 12 inches (30 cm). For taller people, between 15 and 18 inches (38 and 45 cm). Deducts the amount space you want. Check your measurements in the wall if you die on a peninsula wall aside. Make sure there are no obstacles in the space to expand.

a kitchen peninsular

Cut a butcher block or glass to the length of the peninsula by 14 inches (35 cm). Cut the butcher block with a table saw. Make cut glass three-eighths of an inch as the terminated ends.
Paste spacers at the bottom of the glass. Use a spacer 1 inch tall (2.5 cm). Place spacers in pairs with a 2 inch (5 cm) from the edge of the area of existing space to the counter and the second 1 inch from the edge of the glass. It uses a set of spacers every 2 to 3 feet long (0.60 to 0.90 m). This should allow to overcome the old glass cabinet for 12 to 18 inches (30-45 cm).

Set screws through spacers at the bottom of butcher block. Check the setting of the first spacers using the same pairing and the measures used for glass. Once the locations of the spacers are chosen, look at the butcher block or glass top from the bottom to ensure that the locations of the spacers are accessible from the bottom. Some should be in the projected area of ​​the top of the existing counters, some would be on top of the meter cupboard. Open the cabinet to verify that you can reach the place of the spacer with a drill.

Turn the glass block or the block labeled backwards butcher. Place a large sheet of paper on the counter and mark the exact locations of the holes in medians. Punch a hole through each mark. Place the side of the brand of paper on the counter and mark through the holes in the exact location of the positions of the spacer.

Place masking tape on the drilling location and transfers your mark on the tape. The tape will prevent the countertop from chipping. Counter punching through using the right kind of drill for the countertop material. Screwed through the underside of the counter using bolts and washers screwed on the glass separator. Use wood screws to screw through the spacer hole and the butcher block.