Experts--Help with Kitchen layout
Hello. I am looking for help with my kitchen layout. I currently have a small kitchen with a small adjacent dining room. I am going to remove the non-load bearing wall between the two, and make a larger eat in kitchen instead.
I have a rough idea of the layout in my head, but having no experience/knowledge of kitchen layout other than common sense, I really could use the input of some experts.
My idea was to basically mirror the row of cabinets with fridge and oven onto the left-most kitchen wall (directly across, then have either a peninsula or an island roughly in the center of the room. This would mean closing off the window on that wall, but it literally faces a garage 7' away, so it's pointless from a view perspective. Will also move the closet door to open to the hallway.
Existing measurements are:
Kitchen 9'1" x 15' 3"
Dining Rm 9'5" x 11' 5"
Wall Thickness 5"
Although i woudl lik to open the wall between the lvng room and kitchen, it's load bearing and I've decided to leave it alone...in case anyone was thinking of suggesting that :-)
some additional info---I am currently having a 2nd story addition added to my house. We were planning the kitchen remodel as a "second phase" project to be done a few yrs later, but now we are leaning towards doing it all at once.
I WELCOME ALL INPUT AND IDEAS :-)