Need help with kitchen layout!
We are completely remodeling the kitchen and adjacent living room(which will eventually be the informal dining room). The kitchen is roughly 14 x 10.
We are putting in a breakfast bar/peninsula at the beginning of the kitchen that will be 42" high with wood top and the counter on the kitchen wall by the bar will go all the way under the bar.
As of right now, the bar is only 48" long. The top will be roughly 32" wide and there will be cabinets in it on the kitchen side only.
The entrance is 36" and then on the right of the entrance there is a corner sink and between the sink base and entrance, 46" of counter with lower garbage and drawers and then upper cabinets. (Sorry about the blue lines on the photo of the layout-cabinet guy started drawing on the back).
I really don't like the fact that the bar/peninsula is only 48" long. That means we can maybe squeeze in 2 stools in front and 1? in kitchen(because of counter that goes under the bar).
I've been trying to come up with a way to do something so we could have 3 stools in front and at least 2 in the kitchen. We can't put one on the end since it's only a 36" walkway(entrance). I could possibly shorten the counter on the other side of the entrance, which would mean only having about 31" of counter there and probably losing the 15" cabinet and having a tiny drawer on bottom next to the garbage.
If I did that, I don't know if I could do a 60" bar? Would a 60" bar even fit 3 stools comfortably? Do I want to lose the counter, cabinet and drawer, or would that be ok?
I'm trying to be creative and come up with a way to do the bar so we can fit 3 stools in front and 2 in the kitchen(without taking away from entrance). There is a heat vent on the floor in front of the bar, so it can't come out from kitchen(other than the overhang). It could maybe come out to the right of the heat vent only. Not sure if it could come out to the left of it.
I am looking for ideas of what to do or if there is even anything I could do to fit the stools. Maybe a creative way of building the bar? Losing space on other side of entrance?
I will be posting more pix!
Any ideas or advice(possibly pictures of ideas?) would be appreciated. Thanks! Kathy