I have been reading this site for months leading up to our home purchase last month. The house was built in 1976 and was in great shape on a huge 7 acre lot in great location so decided was worth it to purchase even knowing we would want to extensively remodel. The demo of kitchen is almost complete and I was hoping the great minds on garden web could help me with the redesign to end up with a kitchen that I love that works great for my family. I will be attaching an early version of layout we are considering in next post but wanted to give some background. We decided for us we did not need a breakfast area right next to dining room, would prefer single eating area in the dining room and a larger more functional kitchen. We are a family of 4 with the kids begin 11 and 14. Usually only one person cooking, my 11 year old son will help in kitchen somewhat but the 14 year old avoids the kitchen at all costs unless getting food. Because we combined breakfast area into kitchen it makes the room large, but not very wide, so not sure that an island would even fit in kitchen without being in the way. Room is basically 29 ft long by 12 feet wide. We decided to relocate sink to move under a newly widened window that looks out over back yard. The biggest hindrance to changing the design is a very large full brick masonry fireplace that is between the great room and kitchen, otherwise we opened up the space. Appliances/fixtures that we have decided on thus far, but not purchased as yet are the Kohler Stages 45 inch sink that will be under a 5.5 ft window, either Electrolux or Frigidaire pro all fridge, all freezer units with trim kits, 48 in bluestar range top with 54 inch stainless hood, and we are keeping the 27 in double wall ovens that we purchased by prior owners in last year and hardly used. I will likely replace one day but would like to save that money for now, as we are carrying two mortgages until reno done, thus a good bit of equity still tied up in current home. Probably way more basic info about layout than needed, but did not want to leave anything out.
This post was edited by leennp on Fri, Sep 27, 13 at 14:07