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Extra deep kitchen worktops?

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helloalll Tue 11-Aug-15 21:52:12

Another slightly boring kitchen question?!
Does anyone have extra deep kitchen worktops - say 80cm ish deep. My architect has suggested this as there is not a huge amount of space available for the worktop and he says it is a way of maximising space. I was all for it and then a kitchen shop pooh-poohed the idea and said architects always say ridiculous things... She said it would be hard to get into the wall cabinets which we will need to maximise storage. It is a galley kitchen design but wider than the average- just not quite wide enough to fit an island in.
So just wondered if anyone else had them and if it caused problems? Architects/builders/ kitchen people always seem to disagree with each other!
I've tried planning out the size etc and seems ok to me. The kitchen is probably going to be made by a joiner so it doesn't matter if it is not a 'standard' kitchen size.

Lelivre Tue 11-Aug-15 22:08:11

Yes I have this one side about 750. Almost did do this on both sides (the other run is regular depth) I wish now that I had, as it is very nice to have the extra workspace. Of course some work tops are only 600 or 650 so that limits you. I have Corian so it doesn't matter, they make it to your requirements.

annalouiseh Tue 11-Aug-15 22:10:55

You can have 800 deep worktops in every material available.
800 deep base units will maximise space as very deep but will be hard to find things if full.
Blum drawer runners only go to 650 deep and these are the 65kg runners and will cost a few quid more but are suited to 700 base units.
you can also make your wall units a little deeped to help with the reaching.

TooMuchRain Wed 12-Aug-15 12:47:36

We did this in a galley kitchen and I find the extra space really useful - but it is only the worktop that is deep, the cupboards are standard so there is a gap between them and the wall if that makes sense.

Millymollymama Wed 12-Aug-15 12:57:59

I have cupboards built out to 750 mm deep and they contain my large Butlers sink, with double doors under and curved cupboards at either end, tapering to 600 mm as normal. Water pipes are behind the sink cupboards. There is 300 mm of worksurface behind the sink. The worktop is curved above the curved cupbaord doors. It is granite. It is perfectly possible and really breaks up a long line of work top. Less splashes against the wall too and space for washing up equipment/liquid too. Bad news: costs more!

helloalll Wed 12-Aug-15 20:40:18

Thanks all! All food for thought!

trickyex Wed 12-Aug-15 23:19:11

I agree with your architect, that said the ideal depth would depend a bit on your height and the height of your wall units.
The kitchen designer probably didn't like the idea as showrooms often only offer standard depth.

MrsJamin Thu 13-Aug-15 09:10:58

Worktop express do deeper worktops, I thought it was quite a standard option.

helloalll Thu 13-Aug-15 09:59:48

Thanks all. We are going to have Quartz worktops. It's not so much the cost ( within reason...) it's the practicalities of getting into overhead cupboards etc but sounds as if that's ok with good planning.

RaisingSteam Thu 13-Aug-15 23:06:12

I have just a short section that is 80cm deep because it goes into a former window recess - it's only a metre but it's brilliant, I have my Kenwood chef etc at the back but still loads of room for spreading out for preparation or baking. I have shelves above and can reach all but the top one fine.

So I'd say you might not need it everywhere but a bit is useful. It doesn't really matter if there's fresh air behind a couple of cabinets.

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