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Hello,

My wife and I are doing a kitchen renovation, and we have a question about the design of our kitchen. Unfortunately, we already have our cabinets in, so we can't make any drastic changes at this point.

My wife wants to add legs to a peninsula we have in order to add a granite overhang at which people could sit (see pictures)(Sorry, I can't get the url tags to work; please copy and paste into address bar):

http://postimg.org/image/haa5c62b3/

http://postimg.org/image/e25nz4g1b/

However, the peninsula would be right next to the edge of our floor threshold, so if a chair were to be placed on both sides one chair would be on the tile and the other on wood (which aren't on the same level):

http://postimg.org/image/utbx1lmbd/

http://postimg.org/image/7gigwtvll/

Is this alright to do? Or should we be doing something else? Here is a sketch of our kitchen currently, any help is greatly appreciated:

http://postimg.org/image/9iecxc46x/

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In a word, no. That is an accident waiting to happen. It is also too small a space for two people with legs to sit comfortably.

Use that space for another cabinet and extend the countertop over the wood area if you want counter seating. People are really divided about countertop sitting. Half the people who have them use them. The other half never use them and they are a waste of space. I'm in the latter. Have had space in last two houses but it is almost never used. But it looks funny without stools so I have to waste money to buy them even if they are never used.
 
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Originally posted by metwo:
In a word, no. That is an accident waiting to happen. It is also too small a space for two people with legs to sit comfortably.

Use that space for another cabinet and extend the countertop over the wood area if you want counter seating. People are really divided about countertop sitting. Half the people who have them use them. The other half never use them and they are a waste of space. I'm in the latter. Have had space in last two houses but it is almost never used. But it looks funny without stools so I have to waste money to buy them even if they are never used.


This is actually what I had originally planned on doing, but my wife didn't like the idea. I pitched to her again and she's on board for it now. Thanks for the advice.
 
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