Contiguous Counterspace: how Important?
I'm planning a complete kitchen gut/remodel. I've hired a designer to at least help me with basic layout. She's come for initial consultation/to measure my space, but has not yet submitted any proposals.
Right now, I've got three unconnected work areas in my kitchen - the sink/drainboard on one wall (between a window & door), The oven & a small counter & Fridge on one wall, and then a corner counter/peninsula.
The designer seems set on my having a contiguous space - & suggested raising the level of the (only) kitchen windowsill to allow counter space below (which I agree with.) She also suggested moving the door - again, I think, to allow contiguous counter space - but I'm not convinced that moving the door makes sense.
I know that a lot of people have islands - which in and of itself constitutes non-contiguous counter. I don't have the space for an island.
*Edited to get rid of slideshow - link is to photobucket - first 4 photos give a sense of my entire first floor (rectangular, 3 story rowhome) and the next six photos are details of the kitchen.
Here is a link that might be useful: Current Kitchen
This post was edited by carrieb on Thu, Jan 16, 14 at 20:16