Island size and layout help
We're doing a kitchen facelift and I have layout/size questions.
I want to paint my cabinets white-I hope to see it brighten up the room, obviously get rid of the orange tone and coordinate with other features in our house.
We are changing the entrance point from our kitchen to our adjacent family room. Currently we enter the family room right near where the desk is on the floor plan. We are going to move the opening to the other end of the half wall.
Our current eat in kitchen has a table where the new entrance will be. I am considering moving a smaller table to a bump out area in our kitchen or just creating more seating with a larger island. Does this space look to small? I would probably have to hug the table to the wall and use a bench. There is also a door to the deck which opens out.
Does anyone have pros/cons to having only island seating in the kitchen? Also of note, we have a dining room off of our kitchen as well.
I mocked up a floor plan with the larger island idea.
Will I be able to fit 4 seating areas around it when it being 7'10" long and 3'4" deep? I do have a 5th seat shown which I don't think would work, but I'm debating how to arrange the seating. I think I would need to deepen the island to accommodate a seat on the side? I would like side seating if possible, better for communication, esp if this would be our main eating area.
So I guess I'm wondering how big I could go with the island without impacting through space and crowding the area.
This is what I'm proposing. Hopefully you can click to enlarge. The island size is 7'10" by 3'4" wide. I have 6'6" between the edge of the island and the basement door wall- so I may be able to go a bit wider on the island. There is 4'10" between the wall/entrance to the family room and the island.
A 3D view
Here are photos of the current space (minus ugly curtains)
This post was edited by Kooops on Wed, Apr 10, 13 at 13:39