new construction kitchen - opinions on design
Hi. We bought a new construction home. Trying to decide if we should change the layout in the kitchen. I am posting a picture of the kitchen how it is set up in the model home. The kitchen area is about 18' x 15'. It is an open floor plan with family room on the other side and dining room on other side of that. There is 115" from island to end of kitchen which has sliding glass doors out to backyard.
We do not have an EIK now and mostly use our two seater island for breakfast. Trying to decide if it's better for us to add to island or keep the EIK table.
Our choices are:
1. keep the current layout. concerning about wasted space in corner of kitchen near window and not much space around eik table.
2. remove the EIK area and turn the island and make the island longer. Right now it is 85" and seats three. We would make it long enough to seat 5 - 4 along one side and one on corner near sliding glass doors. We still have the problem of the empty space next to window. Would it look bad to have island extend past the cabs behind it?
3. Enclose the window to left of sink and put upper and lower cabinets here and turn the island to seat 5. Would need to pay for cabs and fee to enclose window due to permits. This would be the most expensive option.
What do you think?? Thank you for helping me think this through.