Now that the o/head cabinet is done it's time to get into the kitchen and dinette area.
The original kitchen, as with everything else except the benches in the rear dinette, had been gutted out of the Trillium
and so I had Carte Blanche as far as the new kitchen. I originally had the idea to raise the level of the countertop to come up to the underside of the window that sits above. This brought it up to 38" above finished floor. When I mocked this up and got my wife to try it the idea was very soon nixed - felt too high and looked really wrong.
I got a good buy on a 2 compartment white sink at Meridian RV in Port Coquitlam. This a few days after picking up a single compartment SS sink at Lowe's just below the line in Bellingham. My wife gladly volunteered to return the SS one ato Lowe's as it is very close to a Ross store !!!!
I made ip a dummy countertop out of 3/4" mdf and propped it in place where the finished unit would be. This allowed me to cut the sink in and play around with it a bit to optimise it's location.
I wanted to install a 6" wide shelf as continuation of the kitchen countertop over to the front wall of the Trillium
. This shelf would on the back of the seat in the dinette. I soon realised that I couldn't finalise this shelf without also mocking up the seat back and thus the seat and thereon the other seat and table.
I initially used a folding table and small workbench to get a feel for the dinette layout. The dinette seat that is just inside the trailer door, I configured so that the Porta Potti will be behind a door in the front of this bench and just slide in and out on an angle.
The other seat bench will have the relocated power converter built into it and, hopefully, an inverter and other electrical
gear. This should be easily accessible by the removal of the seat base and cushion for future maintenance or expansion.