New kitchen design goofs--why?
Thinking it might come in handy to have a place in the city, I started looking around for condos or townhouses in a couple of larger cities in Texas. Of course, the first room I checked out was the kitchen. It would seem that with new construction, one could do any layout, yet many of the brand new kitchens had the stove between the refrigerator and the sink, so one would have to take food out of the refrigerator, traverse the cooking area to get to the sink, and then backtrack to the stove to cook. That pattern really bothers me. I could understand, perhaps, if it were a remodel with plumbing in place, or something like that. Could there be a reason that a designer would build that pattern into the kitchen? Are you seeing weird patterns in new construction?