does this open floor plan allow for a functional kitchen
This plan is based on an actual home we recently toured. I posted the kitchen last week and the consensus was that it needed to be re-designed to be functional at all. Well I drew out the dimensions of the areas that are open to the kitchen with the numbers given to me by the builder and then I put in the basic elements of the kitchen minus the sink and d/w. Here is what I came up with. I wanted to get some input to see if this is a layout we can work with to get a functional kitchen.
Like I said I didn't put in the sink. seems like the only place would be to put it in the island, perhaps on one end or the other. I would not prefer it to be in the middle because I want one continuous stretch of island work surface.
One question I had was how far is the maximum distance the island can be away from the cook top wall. I know the minimum is 48" which is what i put into the drawing, but perhaps it can be even farther?
What do you think? Where would you put the sink? Will this kitchen be functional?
We are a family of 5 who gravitates toward eating at the island daily, though not usually all of us at the same time.