Out of time...one final kitchen idea :)
Well, I need to come up with something to show the contractor and get a budget put together. Since the roof lines derailed my other plan, nothing seems to be quite right. I've thought about doing something like this, for a long time, but thought the dining room off the entry would be more 'authentic'.
Here's one final idea...with the L-shaped layout I had before, but flipping the kitchen and dining spaces. This makes the sunroom much more accessible and brings in a lot more light and views to the dining area.
The laundry/pantry stays pretty much the same, but the sunroom is now 2 feet deeper (23' x 15') to accomodate the door and the wood stove clearances.
I'd really appreciate your opinions and ideas! Thoughts on having the kitchen in the front? I think I'll like being able to see the living room and fireplace, while I'm in the kitchen, but I'll probably stick with neutral finishes, since the kitchen would be open to so many rooms.
Here's some pictures, showing the planned white cabinets, butcher block countertops around the perimeter and the 3' x 5' work table, hopefully with a marble top (still have to find one). Again, thanks for your input! :)
Still hoping to add some fairy tale touches :)
Not exactly like my sunroom, but I love this picture!