This walnut kitchen prep station was built after a collaborative design process that involved the client's measuring the height of their appliances. They have limited kitchen space, and for some of their heavy use items, they haven't had a great storage solution in their upper or lower cabinets. In addition they needed more prep space. When they first came to me they had a list of appliances to fit, they hoped for drawers, an 1.5" thick top, and a finish height of 36". We went over all of the priorities, and came up with a preliminary design and some options to include or exclude based on priority.
We got them everything they wanted without having to change the design by much. It was close, however. The piece ended up being a few inches deeper so make room for the drawers, but the overall height remained 36"