Hi. We added a 30' x14' addition to West side of home. I wanted to bring the garden in so I put 2 sets of french doors and windows as well. 18' of glass. Looks great but now I only have the West wall for cabinets. Not many fit (I have waited 25 years for this kitchen). The island will give me additional cabinets. I do not like the look of a "galley kitchen" and I am considering having the island angled. 1. Do you think that is a good idea? I am aiming for a French Country look and wanted to have the decorative legs on some of the cabinets but they took up too much space. Had to leave 6" dead space for each leg and I am shy on cabinets on that West wall as it is. 2. Any ideas on the legs? 3. How much space should I have around the island for walk area?
I am going to have a custom valance made for over the sink as the window is 6' wide. 4. Do you think putting the valance and the stove hood ( want a wider, decorative one) on the same wall is going to look like too many focal points? Thanks so much for your input. Kathryn