Hi, this is my first post, though I've lurked a lot, but we're finally to a real live kitchen planning stage. I'm working with someone who is helping me design- so far we've got two options, both of which have pros and cons. I'd love some input. We're doing IKEA so can't go messing too much with cabinet sizes.
As a little background, we have 2 kids who are 5 and 8, and DH and I often try to share cooking duties so may be working in there at the same time. In the floorplan, the entrance to the kitchen is actually at the top- it looks like a window in the plan for some reason. That entrance goes to the dining room. At the bottom is the door to the back yard, and on the bottom side the door goes to the basement.
My worries about option 1 is having to walk across the kitchen to get from the stove to the sink, and I don't love the fridge in the corner, but don't see any other place it could go.
In option 2, I love the wall w/ the fridge, but don't like how you couldn't fit 2 people easily near the sink/stove, and we do have 2 people working on a fairly regular basis. I like how option 2 has an easy snack zone, but the counter space seems less, and in a less usable space (to the left of the sink).
(And hoping the pictures work... new at this).
This post was edited by wolverine2 on Sun, Feb 24, 13 at 15:19