Kitchen layout review
Hi! New here. We are renovating a 1950s prairie style home. THe old kitchen, which is in the back of the property, will become the laundry room/mud room. The kitchen will be all new, with a beautiful lake view, but I am limited somewhat by the existing space.
Here is the space now:
On one end is all windows. Those will be staying. THere is a walk out on the one side. That will be staying.
The kichen is long and narrow. Opposite the windows will be a full walk through butler's pantry.
I love to cook and we love to host. WE have 3 young children (7, 6 & 3)
With that background here are the drawings. We are still modifying. I would love feedback as to function:
This is the wall next to the walk out. It will house a coffee bar/beverage station. I then have a 4.5 foot opening into the great room followed by a pantry wall.
This is the range wall. It causes me the most grief. Originally I wanted a range to break up the look of all the cabinets, but decided that I couldn't go back to a range from a wall oven. It just didn't feel comfortable to me. With the wall oven, it seemed we had no choice but to flank the fridge and wall oven on either side of the stove top (forgive my vocabulary if it is all wrong). The space only allows 2 feet on either side of the range. Is that sufficient?
The island will likely house a dishwasher, sink, garborator, freezer drawer, garbage pullouts and drawers which will house every day plates/glasses (the only other option is to house them in the pantry or the side wall cabinet, both seem to far from the stove)
The walk through pantry will house a stand up freezer, extra dishwasher, second oven, sink and warming drawer (?? it seems everyone is suggesting this but I don't have it now and not sure I would use it).
This is how I envision the pantry:
1. What are your thoughts on function
2. The kitchen is quite long, with just the windows on the one end (North facing). Do you think this will be a big issue? Ideas for lighting?
3. Any other things that jump out at you???: