First Post: looking for layout help
After lurking for a couple years, I know how valuable your layout help can be. We bought our 1960 tri-split house almost three years ago, and have been saving for our kitchen renovation. Ready to get going and would like some layout advice. There are two teenagers and two adults in the family. One primary cook, but can be several cleaning up. We all seem to be crammed in one corner before mealtime, setting the table, getting drinks, washing hands. We are not using the area labeled "breakfast area" well, and want to eliminate a table here and use that wall instead for the fridge, pantry and coffee. Stove would also move, leaving a large workspace and pass-through on the dining wall. We are not looking to get rid of the load-bearing wall between the kitchen and dining area, but want a large opening with bar seating on the dining side. I'm posting the current floor plan, and then some computer drawings we have done. We have a preliminary layout from the contractor we might use, but it has the sink on an angle and I don't like that. I won't include that picture for now. Would love your thoughts.
Our computer plan
New fridge position view