Urgent help needed for kitchen floor plan
We have a small yet difficult kitchen. I have spent tons of time trying to improve the floor plan and flow. We are supposed to place kitchen cabinet order this month, yet the floor plan is still not finalized yet. It has been so stressful.
I thought I had better run by the good folks on this board for inputs and suggestions. Yesterday, Buehl helped me to upload photos. Buehl, thank you a million!!!. Below is the drawing of our existing kitchen layout. Please ask questions, review and criticize the floor plan.
(1) Existing layout:
The kitchen is a pass through kitchen opens to formal dining room, utility room, family room and other part of the house. It has low ceiling, is short of storage space with bad work flow.
(2) Changes in the plan:
a. Raise ceiling in the Kitchen area.
b. Replace kitchen cabinets, countertop, appliances, sink, plumbing fixtures and lighting.
c. Center kitchen sink to window.
d. Replace cook range with cook top,
e. Replace oven with 1 wall oven and 1 MW/induction oven.
f. Enlarge island with more cabinets to be accessed from front and back sides.
g. Keep existing sitting on one side of the island.
i. Move refrigerator to give more counter space.
a. Where to relocate ovens and refrigerator? If put both at the current pantry and desk area, would they be too far from sink and cooktop? Where else are good spots?
b. Where is the landing spot for ovens?
c. Would it make sense to change islandÃ¢ÂÂs orientation, so people sit next to island would fact window instead of cook top? The window is good size with good view.
d. We can change the entire pantry and desk areas. DH wants to keep a door way from kitchen to the Formal Dining Room. It could be moved a few feet if we want to put ref. and ovens together,
e. How to improve the work flow for preparation, cooking and baking?
f. How to make the kitchen plan a cohesive one and minimize the negative nature of a pass through kitchen?
Thank you in advance for the help. Any inputs and suggestions will be immensely appreciated.