The Perfect Layout - does it exist?
In a perfect world, what really is the ideal functional layout for a kitchen? Does it exist?
If you could start with a blank slate, with no "design around this" obstacles, what would your perfect kitchen layout look like? Why?
I think this would be mine (below). But I'm not sure. I'm getting ready to go meet with the architect in a few hours, for a start-over discussion. And I'm worried that I may be backing myself into a corner, trying to design a whole house around "my perfect kitchen."
Is this even my perfect layout? Maybe I would actually feel trapped in that galley-like area behind the island instead of feeling super-efficient. Maybe I'm missing some huge glaring fault in design.
I know everyone works differently in the kitchen, and I think this would work for me. I think about food-flow --> from pantry/fridge to prep area to cook area to clean-up to table and back again. Does it seem reasonable? Would you like to work in this kitchen? What would you change?
And tell me about Your Perfect Layout (function-wise). What is it?