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Raised Breakfast bar above countertop height

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I can't seem to build a breakfast bar peninsula that is 40" tall.  My kitchen is "U" shaped with one leg of the "U" a peninsula, and base cabinet 36" finish height.  Want to add 18" overhang at 40" tall for bar stools overlooking the countertop.  Can't seem to build a single interior wall less than full height.  Once I get that done, how could I add a countertop?  I could make a real skinny cabinet & dimension my countertop overhang.  I'm pretty sure I'm not the first person to do a kitchen bar stool countertop.  Any help would be appreciated. 

 

Thanks

 

3 putt

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Post a copy of your plan or at least some screen captures to illustrate and communicate better what you currently have.

 

DJP

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It helps if we know what title (Suite, Pro etc) and version (2014, 2015 etc) you are using. You can add this info to your signature by clicking on your user name at the top right of the page, click My Settings, then Signature on the left. 

 

If you will post images and/or the plan file, that will help as well. Make sure it's closed in Home Designer first. You can zip it if it is too big to post.

 

Resources for self help:

 


 


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Thank you for the feedback...added the signature...saved a thumbnail, but don't know where it was saved to and can't find it.  Can't seem to capture the screen or figure out how to do that.  Went to the help screens, didn't really help as far as saving.  Watched a few of the video's, will watch more.  I'm getting the sense, I need to install a base cabinet, make it the height I want, then shrink the depth of the cabinet to create my overhang.  Add a corbel.

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Got it. Thank you Katalyst777.  Still working the ins and outs of the help forums & software.  I did try a video search originally.  It turns out I was in the "sales forum" leading to "zero results on your search"...which sparked my remark of I can't be the only one building a raised peninsula.  Learning the ins and outs.  Intuitively building a "railing" was not part of my solution process...however did exactly what I wanted.  Problem resolved, however will now search to find out how and where all this stuff is being saved...and how to be able to post partial plans or thumbnails...so I can communicate better on the forum

 

Thanks for the help,

 

Matt

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I watched/read all of the above links, but I didn't see any way to "raise" the countertop height for the breakfast bar.  I did see how to make a custon countertop shape.  Do I need to make a wall behind the cabinets to do this, or as spceulated above, make a shallow base cabinet behind the main ones to support the raised counter?

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If you have the Custom Countertop tool, draw one anywhere on your plan. Double click to open, you will see where to change its height.

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