New Construction Kitchen Quandries-Yikes!
Okay, I've been wracking my brain for days now with a question, and I figured I might as well ask you folks. I always get great ideas from this site!
DH & I are building our forever home on his family farm. It's nothing too terribly fancy, but it is going to be extremely functional. We plan on living in it until we're at least 75-80, or the kids put us in the home.
We are going to have an L-shaped kitchen with the sink set kitty-whompus in the corner, facing south-east, so I can see if DH needs help if I'm in the house.
It's a nice layout, but I have some dilemmas to face. I have wants that might seem unrealistic, and I just would like someone else's opinion other than "It's your kitchen honey, do it the way that's best for you."
1)The fridge isn't anything spectacular, just your typical fridge on top/freezer on bottom, although we might splurge for a french door.
2) I would really like a cook top with double wall ovens. We work really long days out here, and by supper time, I don't feel like bending over anymore!
3)Also, in reference to the last number, I would also like to have my dishwasher raised up, in a cabinet with a drawer underneath, so I don't have to bend over to load and unload.
There will be a good-sized island and a large pantry for additional storage.
I haven't met with the cabinet designer yet, so I'm having trouble visualizing the space. Would it look absolutely ridiculous, in your honest opinion? We could go with a double oven range, but my mother has one, and that bottom oven is pretty low. I don't care for bending down that far.
Advice? Suggestions? I've included the rough drawing. I'm headed out there today to take measurements. The cabinets can extend around that little window on the southeast side.