Join Date: Aug 2019
Location: Upstate NY/Coastal, SC
Hah, I just noticed you're in Charleston - I'm in Murrell's Inlet!
The face frame sounds great. If I were you, I'd be hesitant about scrapping - even without the time pressure. IMO, 10" doors would look pretty busy, especially with the 39" height, but you could always dummy it up with some scrap to see.
The 21" doors are more of a concern for the base cabinets, but it is a nice width for the drawers. You could make the center cabinet a drawer base, then the adjacent cabinets hinged R/L.
I like the symmetry of the island, in fact I like symmetry as much as possible. You might want to consider making that island base to the left of the sink two 12" doors, or hinging it left. If you stay with a single door, that might be a nice spot for a pull out garbage/recycling if you can spare the storage. In the semi-custom industry, 24" was the only cabinet where you had the choice of a single door or two. Be sure to leave plenty of clearance around the island - I always like 48" all around if space allows.
The oven at the end of the run isn't ideal, but it's not like you stand there with the oven door open for 10 minutes.
Any reason you aren't using 30" base cabinets (with 2 butt doors) on either side of what looks like a cooktop? Everyone will appreciate the wider drawers and the possibility of wide roll outs in the base, especially if you avoid the center stile. Microwave above the cooktop is popular and convenient.
Nothing above the fridge? You could always add it later, and I'd suggest allowing for a full 36" width. A full 24" depth is superior, but it needs a support panel at least on outside.
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