Kitchen Layout help....please...
Hi, I am a long time member, frequent lurker and sometime poster ( I know there's a song with these words in it- just cant think of the name of it...which reminds me of the hilarious and creative kitchen song post I read on the KF recently...sorry, I digress). Yes, my kitchen layout.
We are considering two layouts for our kitchen renovation. Our current kitchen is a galley type kitchen that is closed off from the sitting room/dining area by a wall (which is coming down).
Option#1- The range will be placed on the west wall ( where a bay window currently lives) and adjacent to the sink in the peninsula to the left and to the right a door which leads steps down to our side yard and trash area ( Dh is not willing to part with this egress- he says it's practical..LOL)
Option #2- The range would be placed opposite the sink. I was hoping to have the sink and range adjacent to each other. If the range is placed here the window will have to be closed.
I also had the architect enlarge the kitchen the distance between counters from the current 3' 9". I think he enlarged the distance to 6ft ( too much?) We are a family of five ( two teenage boys and a tween girl) and there never seems to be enough room for all of us in the kitchen at once.
My ceilings are just about 8ft, FWIW.
Any critique, help, advice or comment would be appreciated. I am going bonkers trying to decide which option will be more practical and functional and at the same time aesthetically pleasing. My dh is of no help. Whenever I want to discuss it with him or shove the sketches under his nose, his eyes just glaze over. Hmmph! I need to move forward on this project but feel so paralyzed by this decision.