Thoughts on my kitchen
I recently posted a redesigned 2 story plan to the home building forum. I think we are getting closer on this, so I thought I would show it to you all to evaluate the kitchen before I put it through a CAD program.
There are some issue's I'm aware of, and am okay with:
-The desk, which no one likes. That's fine, but my wife insists, so that's nonnegotiable. If it turns out to be unused or bad, we will convert it to a snack center or the like.
-Tight space between island and desk. I've given up on trying to design a better space for the desk, and my wife and I have gotten out the tape measure in our kitchen, and feel fairly comfortable with this. The space will be a bit close when someone is sitting there, but otherwise I think we will be okay. Again, if it turns out to be a huge pain, we'll convert the desk to a snack center.
-Sink is not central. We really want the sink to look out over the kids playing in the backyard.
Here are some things I really like about this:
-The 2' counterspace to put groceries, which will then be unloaded into either the fridge or pantry. I realize this isn't space enough tons of bags, but the bigger it is, the less easy it would be to grab from it and step to either the fridge or pantry.
-The kitchen pantry and dining room table line up well--it would bug me to have them offset.
There is a raised breakfast bar on the back of the island. The exact depth of it and the island are will conform to whatever cabinetry we find for underneath.
Please ignore furniture placement, I have no clue about that. I'm also not sure about the kitchen cabinet dimensions, but I think we can make it work if I decide the layout looks good.
Thanks for any thoughts you have!
Whole first floor: