Critiques/Ideas for Improvement?
My wife and I are in escrow on a modern style home. We are super excited about having a modern style home, and the previous occupants did us the favor of completely removing the entire kitchen so we could start from scratch. However, blank slate leaves TOO MANY options! I've gone through the NKBA guidelines and met or exceeded all of them except the recommendation to have 12' and 15' landings to the sides of cooking surfaces, I have 12' and 12'.
There are 2 separate prep areas, 45' and 33' Kohler Stages sinks, and 2 separate cooking areas, the induction wok burners and the gas rangetop. We are using all wide deep drawers (no lower door cabinets) or pullout pantry style drawers (except at sinks and blind corners).
I've attached a link to the floor plan for our tentative kitchen design. I apologize, it is hard to read, because I've included the adjoining rooms so you can see the flow. The only uppers are on the left and bottom walls, everything else is bases only because we wanted an open layout. On the left wall, there are very few uppers, as most of it is full height: 32' all ref and all freezer, 30' double oven, etc. On the bottom wall, I am removing the front wall of the pantry and putting in 46' deep pantry pullouts (Fulterer FR-777 hardware).
I don't particularly like using the bottom wall at all, but my wife wanted a coffee/beverage center, and with no wall space, I had to create the bottom wall. Aside from opening up the walk-in pantry, it eats into the closet of the bedroom on the other side of the bottom wall. The light gray lines are old walls that will be deleted or artificial room 'boundaries.'
Any suggestions on how to improve the functionality and flow of the kitchen would be welcome! Thanks in advance.
Here is a link that might be useful: Floorplan