Help with kitchen plans
I am in the process of renovating a little (1250 sq.ft.) 1960's ranch house. Here is the floorplan I am considering (although this is subject to change since the interior walls aren't up yet!)The garage is on the north side of the house (cut off in the picture) and the planned garage door will lead to a small landing. From there you can either come into the laundry area or go downstairs to the daylight basement:
I would love your input on how I have designed the kitchen and foyer/mudroom. I would like to have a shoe-free home, so having a mudroom that can be accessed from either the garage or the front door is important to me. (We get 75+ inches of rain a year here!) The pictures show a bench behind the front door and a free standing coat closet (the big white box) but they are optional. I was just trying to get a sense of how much storage I might be able to cram into the entry area!
Option 1: Full wall between kitchen and entry area (looking West now)
Notice the green wall at the back of the kitchen
Option 2: Partial wall with entry flowing into kitchen area
Partial green wall
I am also trying to figure out the best cabinet configuration, so the perspective pix show different approaches. This home is just for me and my SO, no kids (unless you count the cat!) I love to cook so having ample counter and storage space is important to me. But because this is an older ranch, it doesn't have soaring ceilings -- just 9ft at the ridge beam, sloping down to 8ft at the sidewalls. So, I don't want to overwhelm the space with cabinets.
What do you think? What do you like? Dislike?
Thanks in advance for your feedback and suggestions!