I decided to add some white flowers to the kitchen this week to make things feel fresh and alive again. With Christmas things stashed away, snow on the ground, and dark dreary days I was in the mood for a pick me up bouquet.
While placing the flowers on the counter I thought to myself, there should be more room between the upper cupboards and the countertop; in no way should the flower arrangement look squished. Then it occurred to me every time I use my Kitchen Aid Mixer it bumps the upper cupboards and I have to move it to the island. Also the George Foreman Grill won’t fully open.
This had me thinking and I just couldn’t leave it alone so I went to my computer and had to Google how high the upper cupboards should be from the countertop. Well so the mystery is solved, I now know why small appliances don’t fit properly on my countertops; the uppers are 4” lower than they should be.
I knew hubby wouldn’t have made a mistake like that when putting them up so the only answer I could come up with was we measured and put the upper cabinets on the wall before the concrete countertops were in place and guess what the countertops are 4 inches thick. That has to be where the discrepancy is.
So I look at hubby and ask if I empty the cupboards will up raise them up 4 inches? Yes he gives me that look like I’m crazy but said he will do it. It means I will lose the crown molding around the top but I’d rather have the height difference between the two spaces instead of decorative molding.
Another discovery I made was under cabinet lighting. I had forgot it was even there until I started measuring things. Apparently I’ve never used it, I had no idea I even had it. With the cabinets so low I couldn’t see it but I certainly will be using it now.
Luckily my cupboards are very neat and organized so it won’t take me long to unload and reload them. Hopefully hubby will have time to do it this week for me. I also decided since he has to move the microwave, now is the time to get that new one so he doesn’t have to take the darn thing down more times than need be.
I can’t believe I’ve lived in this house for nearly 6 years and am just now discovering this.