I have a weird old house with a kind of awkward kitchen layout (house was built in 1940, but kitchen was expanded and remodeled oddly in the 80s.) I would like to redo the kitchen in a few years, and I am actually looking at using Ikea chests of drawers as base cabinets (instead of their kitchen cabinets. I just prefer drawers down below, and I don't actually like ikea cabinet front options much.)Also there is an area where the run of 1980s cabinets is too wide for the wall and overlaps the door frame.
The problem is that the set of drawers I like (Hemnes) is only about 19.5" deep. Putting a counter on top with an overhang, I would end up with counters only about 21" deep. Do you think this is too shallow of a countertop to be workable?