Kitchen layout check for our new (to us) home, please.
We are excited to be moving on to a different home. It needs a new kitchen, and I could use some extra eyes to check out the proposed layout.
-Family of 9. Oldest DD 13, down to age 2.
-Multiple cooks, but kitchen also needs to work well for when one person is working solo.
-Often have 30-50 people over for informal meals.
-Scratch cooking, including canning, breadmaking, etc.
-Buy grains in bulk, 50 lb bags at a time.
-We homeschool, so we use the kitchen all day every day.
Kitchen needs to have double everything: 2 sinks, 2 stoves (think economical to replace) 2 fridge-freezer units, and a big pantry.
Currently you can walk straight from front door into the kitchen. Does the floorplan I've come up with justify closing that doorway off?
The kitchen is not open to the family room at present, but I think I'd like to open at least a portion of the wall up. I've considered turning the peninsula into a 2nd island to make it easier to get to the slider that goes to the patio, but I don't know if that would be a good idea. Too much cross traffic in the cooking zone??
The chimney with the X on it must stay. The window in the kitchen is moveable. The best view from the kitchen is to the left side of the page.
Fire away! : ) Feel free to ask any questions.