Dish Drainer Cabinet

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Most of us think the ID / Contractor is right when it comes to the finer points of kitchen design.

After all, what do we know how deep we should make the kitchen drawers? Or what should be the worktop height from the floor? Or can I have a deeper worktop, especially when the standard 2-feet depth is not deep enough for me?

All to no avail.

Each time I brought these issues up for discussion, the ID soothingly reassured me

any deviation from the standards would be disastrous.

For instance, I had bought a 2-tier Kris ss dish rack from Hoe Kee at Plaza S'pore. I couldn't do anything to the space between the two tiers, as that was the design. For standard plates, I mused.

Well, I liked the design. The build quality was good. Maybe I could build more space above the top tier to accommodate larger chinaware, I thought to myself as I placed the order.

Renovation had already begun; the contract had already been signed. I brought up

the issue with the ID nevertheless. The ID was horrified. Probably at the thought of seeing his profit shrinking.

Cannot-lah, the lift-up glass panel on the dish cabinet is fitted with hydraulic hinges. Making the cabinet taller would require a bigger, and heavier, glass panel. The hinges cannot support that large panel !

That made sense, so I didn't insist. Partly as I had overlooked the dimension issue(s) before agreeing to the contract. Any change now, I realized glumly, would mean a reworking of the numbers and changed the contract amount.

So what I have as a result is a less-than-perfect kitchen. It would be perfect if the dish drainer is taller so that the space above the top rack is high enough to accommodate the occasional large chinaware. Such as the one used to serve Fish Head Curry, a family favorite.

My advice? Next time, I will simply do away with the lift-up glass panel. Less aesthetics maybe, but more practical. Saves money too - and who can't do with more money, hahaha! For the review of this drainer rack, please go to my post.


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2 comments:

Lester said...

Hi,

Just like to ask if your 2-tier Kris ss dish rack rust? I had mine replaced by my contractor for the second time and it still rust.. So if yours doesn't then I might want to get that as a replacement..

GreenCoal said...

Hi Lester,

Thank you! Your query reminds me to post a review of the Kris Dish Drainer rack, which has now been completed in response to your question.

Yes, my Kris dish drainer rack has been rust-free for the past 3 yrs since installation and usage.

However I had a minor issue - the separate drainage steel trays to catch water dripping from freshly washed plates placed on the rack showed rust stains within weeks of installation! *aarrgghh*

If you're still looking to buy, my full review gives info on how to choose really rust-resistant stainless steel products.

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