Galley kitchen layout advice
Hi there, we are trying to give our 1930s era house a kitchen that functions. As in, we want to be able to cook in it. Ideally, it will look pretty, too. But right now... function.
I've attached a drawing of what the layout looked like before.
As of right now, we're gutting it. We have our appliances (thanks appliance forum!) and local permit Ã¢ÂÂ¦ and now we just have to make it happen. And here's where I'm hoping for some advice, starting with the layout.
What we know: it will be a galley kitchen. Stove will be on the short wall. Sink, dishwasher and fridge on the other, longer wall. The dining room stays separate. Two people should be able to be in the kitchen at once without colliding; anything else is probably asking too much.
Wants that I think we can get:
- Custom cabinets (if I make them) for at least the oddest nooks in the space
- Moving the stove across the room, moving the fridge into the kitchen
- Deep counters next to fridge (again, if I make or modify cabinets)
- Hardwood floors (we exposed the original maple floors)
- New electric, new plumbing, new gas line for stove
- Garbage disposal & undersink water filter
- New windows of some kind
- Some reworking of the area around the chimney/basement passage
Wants I'm not sure how to get:
- A good way to work around that chimney and fridge nook
- How to get larger windows/more light without biting off more than we can chew
- How to maximize storage space and function without closing in the room too muchÃ¢ÂÂ¦ maybe some open shelves? All glass uppers?
- How to give the space as much symmetry and beauty as possible
- How to maximize work areas/counters
- How to make the 108 inch tall x 100 inch wide x 138 inch long space not feel like a shoe box
- How to get a real stove vent without tearing apart more walls
Thanks already for the advice and knowledge I've absorbed by reading other threads here!