Planning/Design stage for new kitchen
I think we are finally going to be able to go ahead and remodel our kitchen. Probably in the spring/early summer.
Our kitchen is 11' 7.5" x 16'. That doesnt include the table space. So its a pretty good sized kitchen I think.
Here are 2 pictures of it from a few years ago.
Basically we are just planning on refinishing the floors, getting new cabinets, I hate having a cooktop in the island and I want to put a 36" range on the wall where the current wall oven is. I also hate having the island on an angle (its very close to the fridge right now and its a pain). I would like a rectangular island. I think I want to put windows in on either side of the new range so that it brings more light into the kitchen. This might mean only having upper cabinets on the sink wall.
My *iffy* areas are where the current fridge is and that desk area on the back wall. I'd love it if we could make a fridge work where the desk is now. (Maybe sinking it back into that wall a bit?) There is a small closet behind that desk right now and pocket door from that back laundry/mud room into the 1/2 bath. We dont really need the pocket door to the bathroom. That room also houses the washer/dryer. We could move the laundry upstairs to a small room we have over the garage. The dryer is gas though so it would involve moving the gas line to hook up the dryer. If we got rid of the washer/dryer we could free up space for a mud room area. Right now that room (its tiny!) has a W&D, plus we kick off shoes and jackets, etc... so its a real mess. Another idea would be to use it as a pantry. But I think we'd make better use and enjoy it more if we had a spot to sit down and take our shoes off and hang up coats.
Here are some sketches I did. This one shows the design I am envisioning. I am unsure still about that mud/laundry room and also where the fridge should go and what should go to the left of the range. I free handed this drawing, but the measurements listed are correct.