Please check layout for our large family kitchen
After weeks of trying to referee rooms that wouldn't stay neatly in their own zones (pantries pushing into coat closets, coat closets bullying basement doors out of their rightful spots, foodstuffs crying because they didn't have enough rooooom to play), I came up with a plan that put the kitchen in time out, errr, I mean in the family room, gave the old kitchen to the dining table, let the entry be a full-fledged entry with 2 closets and gave the basement stairs a full-size door rather than the dwarf-sized door that it has now.
Could you look this over and see what you think? (I know the pantry is a tight squeeze down by the freezers, but it beats trotting down the stairs to the basement by a long shot.)
In summary, we are a family of 9, cook almost entirely from scratch, 3+ meals a day with all of us at home each day, do some canning, bread baking, homeschooling. Buy our grains in bulk. Host large gatherings. Our oldest DD is 13, youngest, almost 2.
We are DIYers, husband is a contractor willing and capable of taking this on. House is a fixer upper that we should close on very soon. We are planning to get a lot of the work done before we move in.
FYI, the top of the drawing faces north.
Insights are much appreciated! : )