Help with oven wall/baking center please!
I'm trying to come up with a decent layout for my oven wall and considering scrapping the "baking center" altogether, or putting doors in front of it. I don't roll out stuff enough to actually have a dedicated low counter, but low counters are nice for kids. I'd like to keep my stand mixer there and perhaps a few other items.
Here it is as presently drawn out. A few things I should mention...
The thing listed "convection oven" is a speed oven; there will be a real oven in the range. The "microwave" will be a nicely finished shelf for a microwave because I am too cheap to get a built-in. I could see instead putting the microwave in the baking hole though. The microwave is used often enough that it shouldn't be behind doors (because the doors would always be open).
The 4'10" section to the viewer's right is in front of a chimney and will be somewhat shallow (they're marked as 10" deep but won't be quite so deep). Instead of how they are depicted now, I do want this entire bank of cabinetry to be flush. So some bits will be a smidge deep and some a lot shallow, probably overall about 27" from the wall.
It's visible from the family room (the kitchen and family room are in the same space) but not form the more "formal" parts of the house.
What would you do with this?
Where would you put the microwave? Would you have a baking area (mixer area, really, and perhaps a toaster or a microwave or coffee center) at all?
Would you have the cabinets above the counter the same depth as the lowers (and tall cabinets to the side) to make it nice and continuous? Would that mandate a really tall hole? No uppers above it at all maybe? Just a big clock?
I don't have a current overhead sketch at the moment, but this shows the general layout of the kitchen EXCEPT the fridge and 24" oven have been swapped. (Should I switch them back?) It hopefully shows the general orientation of things and how the chimney fits into things. Yeah, it's a little weird, but we had a hard time getting a kitchen in this space at all. :)