Kitchen layout is bothering me...
I'm having some issues with my kitchen layout and I'm hoping y'all can provide some input.
Two things are bothering me:
1) the double ovens are being pushed into the pantry.
2) the recessed area for the fridge needs to be recessed four more inches. This is problematic for the entry from the family room to the kitchen -- it will make that arch much deeper than we wanted and make look wonky, especially on the left side as you enter from family room.
Here are some options:
a) Move refrigerator to area allocated for armoire, and add some more counter space. Ditch the idea of putting our armoire there. Recess that wall into the mud room. Relocate double ovens to space currently allocated to fridge. Un-recess the wall.
Pros: brings ovens out of the pantry, gives me more uniform upper cabinetry on the window wall.
Cons: Fridge seems very far away from pantry. The view from the family room will be of a big stainless fridge.
b) Move refrigerator where cooktop is. Move cooktop centered to wall where fridge is, un-recess the wall. Ditch the armoire, provide a nice built in hutch there, lose upper cabinet to the left of double ovens and slide those down into kitchen proper.
Pros: Fridge close to pantry for ease of meal prep and grocery putting-away. More space around cooktop for meal prep.
Cons: lack of symmetry on window wall -- will this look odd with lots of upper cabs on the left, and only the wall oven on the right?
Any other ideas? I do not like the thought of the sink or cooktop on the island.