I love this side of the kitchen, there's not much I would change if I did it all again. I've thought of perhaps changing the glass on the cabinets but that would require super organised and attractive contents.. something I might have time for in the future..The pantries have shallow shelves and the drawers are really useful for tins, packets and baking products.
Amongst the problems we experienced with our kitchen designer (who didn't actually design the kitchen, we did!), the fit of the fridge was one of them. When it came time for the plumber and builder to insert the fridge into its place, we found that it stuck out about 10cm. When I complained to the designer, he stated that I had never asked for the fridge to sit flush (flush meaning only the doors showing which is what we have now). Hmmm, if I had a dollar for every time I heard, "But you didn't ask for that" or "You didn't say that" during the renovation..
I asked him why I would bother spending a lot of money on a custom designed and made kitchen if the appliances didn't fit PERFECTLY. No response to that. And if he was honest, he would recall that I was emphatic about appliances fitting correctly after living with an enormous fridge sticking out in the old kitchen..
I persuaded the kitchen company to agree to our builder and plumber recessing the fridge into the wall. This required a bit of work as the wall was on two levels (our W.I.R. sits behind this cabinetry). It was worth it, it looks as it should now.
More kitchen soon..Happy Thursdayxx