Looking for some advice on a layout for our kitchen remodel. We've been living with this kitchen for a few years and finally saved up for the remodel project. Our current layout is below.
We both like to cook and regularly have friends over to hang out casually. No kids yet, and we'll probably move before they are cooking age. We rarely use the dining room for eating and the path to it through the kitchen is not high traffic.
Our main issue with the current layout is lack of counter space. We end up doing most of the prep on the small space next to the stovetop, which is less than functional. We are generally flexible with the layout and open to any changes that make sense.
Specifically, we have discussed removing the pantry area and having a peninsula or island free of the stovetop, freeing up some cabinet space. With raising the cabinets to ceiling height (96") and getting access to the now blind corners, I think it will be enough to make up for the lost pantry storage. We've mulled over the following four options, but again, we are open to most anything.
Thanks in advance!