Kitchen layout dilemma...please help!
I'm so confused what to do w/ my layout. I would appreciate any feedback you guys have.
I have a very small kitchen & options are limited since there are 2 windows & 2 doors in there. Starting off w/ the range wall...there's a window on the right side of the wall. I'm going to be putting a hood above the range & have attached a pic of what I'd like to do, but I'll come back to this in a minute. I'm putting 2-24" drawer cab's to the right of the range & will need a cab/counter on the left. If I go any smaller than the 2-24" cabs on the right I get too close to the window for the range hood I'd like to copy. So, I'm going to have to keep those 2 cab's if I do that hood. On the back wall where I want to put my sink under the window, the back door is to the right of that. Again, I'd like to put a cab/counter on the right of the sink. If I put a 12" cab to the right of sink, AND a 15" or 18" cabinet on the left of range, when I come in the back door, it's going to be pretty darn tight. I use that door to bring in groceries & such, so don't want to be too squeezed coming in. I hope this makes sense! Also, I'd like to do the cab on the left of the range w/ drawers (like on the right side) instead of a cab w/ a door so it can flow w/ the right side. They only have 15" or 18" cab's w/ drawers. I think the 18" is going to be too big, so maybe not really an option. I'm not sure the 15" is even going to work either. The 12" has a door & I don't think it'll look as good w/ a door when the right side has drawers! So, part of my dilemma is the 2 cab's - the one on the left of the range & the one on the right of the sink & coming in the back door. By the way, I'm putting in a 30" range.
But, that's not all! If I do the range hood like the one in the bottom picture, when coming in the back door, am I going to be slammed w/ this big piece of wood in my face? Is that going to look stupid? I will be pretty bummed if I can't do that hood!
I am at my wits end w/ this design. I should have ordered my cabinets by now, but I keep getting halted because of this dilemma! I'm ok w/ moving plumbing & electric. I just can't move the back door or any of the windows. I'll go too far over budget if I do that.
Oh, one more thing, I can't figure out where to put the microwave in this layout either!
Thank you for taking a look. I'm looking forward to some great feedback!
This post was edited by bicyclegirl on Fri, Aug 23, 13 at 17:13