Please review my layout
Thank you to all the posts on this forum I have learned so much. I've worked with my layout for a number of months, but I'm hoping to get an outsiders view on it to make sure I have missed something.
I currently have a galley kitchen (7'9"W x 22' L) + eat in area of (12'6"W x 10'L) that just doesn't work for an active, young family. It is way too hard to cook and have others in the kitchen the way things are now.
I am looking at putting back the original mudroom at the end of the kitchen that will take up 11'L of the current kitchen area. Eliminating the eat in area and incorporating that into the island followed by eliminating a half bath that exists between the family room and kitchen which adds another 5'2" to the kitchen area.
See my proposed plan below. The round end of the island (~5' diameter to sit 4 people on a regular basis and potential to expand to 6) becomes my eat in area in the new kitchen. We are adding a door + window to the exterior (where a window currently exists). The door will give us easier access for outdoor cooking. There will also be a pantry across from the island for added storage. I'm hoping the pantry wall will help to draw a line between the family room area and the kitchen space. The kitchen windows face north so we are doing our best to keep it as light as possible.
Perimeter cabinets will be Brookhaven Edgemont Recessed in Nordic White (color is still under consideration). The island will be Brookhaven Edgemont Raised in Cherry with the fireside stain with black glaze. I'm still working on countertops they will be some kind of rock, maybe quartzite.
Fridge: CYE23TSDSS, counter depth, GE Cafe SS
Double Ovens: ZET2PMSS, GE Monogram SS Convection ovens
Cooktop: ZGU385NSMSS, GE Monogram 36" SS Gas
Dishwasher: KUDE70FXPA, Kitchenaid w/Cabinet panel
Sink: Silgranit II BLANCO PERFORMA 1-3/4 Medium Bowl
Prep Sink: 15" round stainless (still reviewing)
The house is a fairly traditional colonial built in the mid-60's in upstate NY. Let me know if you need more details. Thank you for the input.