Renovation of a small kitchen
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Anyone think they can help us design the layout of our kitchen? It is small 10" x 86", has two doorways, and two large windows (nearly to the ceiling). The house is nearly 100 years old. We had to tear down the old plaster - it crumbled when we removed the previous ownerÂs paneling.
We are starting from scratch. Our plumbing can be moved easily.
I created a Flickr set for our kitchen renovations. There is a before photo and now (gutted room). I also included a few from the adjacent dining room.
Thing to consider:
-Ceilings are 9Â high
-We cook a lot. Thus we would like to maximize functionality. This means as much counter space as possible and shelves + lower cabinets for storage.
Walls - We plan to keep "Side C" exposed brick. The remaining three walls will have a plaster veneer finish.
Appliances Â Dishwasher, Stove, Refrigerator. All our appliances are standard size. We arenÂt opposed to going smaller (if we can find it used aka affordable). While I donÂt mind going smaller, I donÂt want under the counter refrigerator. Unfortunately, we donÂt have a pantry to put our refrigerator in. We would also like to have a space for our small 19" microwave, but I doubt we would miss it that much.
Radiator-20" We can move it where it will fit.
Problems: Many people suggest we take out our door that leads to our deck. It is suggested that we remove the window in the dining room and make a door out to the deck. While I love the idea of having a kitchen I can move and cook in, I donÂt want to lose the large window in the dining room.
ANY ideas on how we can maximize what we have would be great!