Rough kitchen layout -- please help!

sanveannFebruary 8, 2013

We just got back our preliminary design from our home designer, and overall, I LOVE them. However, I don't know about the kitchen.

Here's the layout:

(You can see the whole house here, if you want to see it in relation to the other rooms.)

The sink seems a little far from the fridge and the range, don't you think? And I'm worried that this isn't enough counter space, but my husband thinks it looks like plenty. I have a hard time visualizing what something 2D will look like in 3D. (Plus, hopefully we'll have places to store all the crap that's cluttering our counters in our current house!)

Also, in an ideal world, the pantry would be more accessible directly off the kitchen, but there were so many things that I just haaaaaaaaad to have "right off the kitchen" that I had to make a sacrifice somewhere!

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
autumn.4

sanveann-not an expert but the main thorough fair looks to have both the fridge and range on them. Think kids running through while the doors are open. You might want to try to protect the range area better.

Congrats on getting plans kicked off. How exciting! :)

    Bookmark   February 8, 2013 at 7:42PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
remodelfla

Given the layout... I think I'd prefer the frig at the top of that run, scoot the range down toward the bar more, and put a prep sink in the bar. Then you'd have a delineated cooking zone and a separate cleanup zone. The bar would be functional and the frig more accessible to the table if you need to grab a drink without having to walk past the cook.

    Bookmark   February 8, 2013 at 8:11PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
GreenDesigns

There is room for the island with seating in the middle of the kitchen. And I find that an extremely odd configuration as well. There also doesn't appear to be enough clearance between the kitchen and the adjacent eating area. Angles look interesting, but they are horrible space wasters. And a G shaped kitchen can work, but it's also one of the worst when it comes to traffic flow for multiple users. The only way to make that work better is to have the fridge be as close to the perimeter edge of the kitchen as possible so you don't have traffic into it while you are working.

    Bookmark   February 8, 2013 at 8:55PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
live_wire_oak

I think closing the kitchen off to that hall and making the main prep area a U shape with separate cleanup and prep locations would allow you to have multiple workers and multiple snackers as well as through traffic that wouldn't be a safety hazard.

    Bookmark   February 8, 2013 at 9:09PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
liriodendron

What bugs me is that the pantry doesn't open into the kitchen. Even if travel distance was the sme, I think it would one of those things that would annoy me three times a day!

L.

    Bookmark   February 8, 2013 at 10:03PM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
Granite Countertop seam question
I have a new construction house on contract. The granite...
sega_102
what granite edge did you choose and why
Templating took 5+ hours over 2 days and now I have...
bostonpam
Horizontal flip-up cabinets, hard to use?
Has anyone ever discussed the advantages/disadvantages...
jujusmama
Conestoga whites
For those of you that have conestoga cabinets in one...
tigger9759
Undermount sink keeps separating from granite
We recently had granite installed in our kitchen and...
stnjan
Sponsored Products
Vanity Top Samples: Solieque Counter Tops 4 in. x 4 in. Granite Vanity Finish
$8.00 | Home Depot
Joseph's Jacquard Tea Towel
$17.99 | Dot & Bo
Morris Leather Dining Chairs (Set of 2) - Brighton Lemon Grass Yellow
Joybird Furniture
Sample-Lancaster Deco Bianco 3x6 Ceramic Tile Sample
$2.99 | TileBar
Alumix Nek Brown Black Rectangular Vessel Sink
maestrobath
Black Rochelle Swivel Armless Bar Stool
Zuri Furniture
Largo Extendable Dining Table - White Lacquer - LARGO-WG-TABLE
Hayneedle
15" x 72" Runner
$42.90 | Horchow
People viewed this after searching for:
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™