Please help me fix this layout
Please help me fix this layout. To be clear, this is not new construction. My house was built back in 1988. I just happen to have the plans from the previous homeowner.
I am looking to remodel the kitchen, however the layout is odd. I know there has to be a better way to do this. I am open to combining the dining and kitchen area.
The stove is propane gas but I am fine with moving it if necessary (no natural gas in my area). I am also fine with moving plumbing. I have a full basement with a drop ceiling underneath the kitchen, so access is not a problem.
Here a few ideas that are being thrown around.
1. taking down the wall completely or half way between the dining room and kitchen.
2. taking down the wall between the kitchen and the hallway
3. adding a second entrance to kitchen off of hallway.
4. removing bay window (eeek)
I am not much of a cook :P
However I do like to entertain, so function for parties is a must.
Things that have to change:.
1. I don't like the way the bathroom door opens into the kitchen.
2. Would be nice if dishwasher was just a little further from stove. Currently, I am in the way when I am stacking dw while hubby is cooking.
3. Doorway between kitchen and dining is too narrow, always traffic jams there when we have parties.
Things to consider when designing:
My priority is function while entertaining guests.
The bottom left hand corner of the kitchen (the one closest to the dining room) contains a supporting beam. It would be to expensive to eliminate this beam, so I have to have some sort of beam here for support.
The stairway you see gives us access to second floor, but directly underneath it is our basement stairs. The basement entrance is in the hallway.
I can not close off doorway all the way to right of kitchen as it gives garage and sunroom access.
We only have one child, a boy, 17yrs old. His messy room is in the "guest room". Not looking to change the size of my sons room. Currently 12' x 12' 10"
This post was edited by latenthart on Tue, Oct 1, 13 at 7:47