Need Help Planning Kitchen
Hi. This is my first post here. I am planning to build a very small home (650 sq. ft.) in the Los Angeles area later this year and I need help with my kitchen plans. I will try to upload two different plans IÃ¢ÂÂve come up with using Ikea home planner. IÃ¢ÂÂm not sure either plan makes the most of my space, which I really need to do given the kitchenÃ¢ÂÂs size.
The kitchen needs to be L shaped. It will be built along 2 walls. The southern facing wall will get the sink and the eastern facing wall will get the stove. The southern facing wall will be 11Ã¢ÂÂ 6Ã¢ÂÂ. It ends at the doorway into the house- IÃ¢ÂÂve been thinking of placing the refrigerator at the end of the wall and letting it overlap into the doorway by 6Ã¢ÂÂ (just to get a few more inches). The eastern facing wall can be 10Ã¢ÂÂ to 12Ã¢ÂÂ. It ends at a sliding door out onto on a deck.
I donÃ¢ÂÂt think IÃ¢ÂÂll put a real island in the open area; will probably put a table there that can multitask as counter space and eating area. I do want a window over the sink area- my current plans call for the kitchen window to be 5Ã¢ÂÂ wide but I can make that a little smaller if needed to get more wall cabinets in. IÃ¢ÂÂm not sure if itÃ¢ÂÂs more efficient use of space to get a full range and store pots and pans in cabinet next to it. (ThatÃ¢ÂÂs my plan A ) Or, to put a burner in, store pots in drawers underneath and then put the oven and microwave in a tall cabinet to the left side of stove (ThatÃ¢ÂÂs my plan B).
This will be a kitchen for one person. I do like to cook and entertain. Most likely, IÃ¢ÂÂm going to use Ikea for the cabinets. Still thinking about appliances.
This post was edited by allerlei on Tue, Mar 4, 14 at 16:29