Please tear apart my kitchen design :)
This is a complete gut and remodel. The limitations are: we cannot move any walls or windows that you see in the pictures. The fridge also needs to stay where it is. Other than that, plumbing, electrical are up for grabs.
The long wall (with the range) is 16'6" long. The wall with the sink is 10'6". The island is 7' by 3'6".
The range and hood pictured is 30", but we are going with a 36" range.
There is a pantry kitty-corner from the island, around the corner from the fridge. There is a microwave space on the island, across from the range.
I have a family of four. We cook dinner 5-6 nights a week, and make a lot of food at home. We don't do much baking.
1. I was thinking of putting a prep sink on the fridge side of the range. Can it be at the end of the counter? Or should it be on the island? (I somewhat prefer a bare island....but could be convinced otherwise)
2. Since the hood shown will be wider by 6 inches, the cabinets on each side of the hood will need to shrink. Should I still have two cabinets on each side of the hood, or just do one bigger one on each side?
3. We are considering doing a second dishwasher. There isn't a great spot for one. If we move the main sink down (to be very un-centered with the window) we could get a slim dishwasher to the right of the sink. Or maybe we could put it in the island? Or maybe near the prep sink?
4. The current trash/recycle bin is next to the dishwasher. I think that we will make more trash on the other side of the kitchen. The rest of my family is very challenged about getting the trash into the can. Where is the best spot for the trash/recycle cabinet?
Any all other critiques and comments are welcome. Thank you so much!