Advice on Kitchen Plan - Reno + Bump out
First-time poster, long-time reader...thanks for all the great advice and inspiration.
We are going to bump out the back of the house for about a 10x20 foot expansion, using parts of the old kitchen for a mudroom, bathroom and pantry (all of which we currently lack). Just as importantly, we want to be able to connect more easily into the backyard and the grill area. The house is set on a hill and at the back of the house, the first floor is about 6 feet above grade.
My question is figuring out the best/right plan - we really want to have more seating/entertaining in and around the kitchen and would like a peninsula or island and a medium dining round. In addition, the kids eating area in the current plan is so far away from the kitchen and it's about a foot or 2 too small to actually function. We want to keep the formal dining room, but open up the choppy back of the house.
The grid is 1x1 foot - and the yellow space is the new addition. I would appreciate any and all thoughts, criticism, best practices and lessons learned. Thanks in advance.