Knocking out a wall-weird kitchen layout?
Hello all! I have been lurking here for years, and we are planning on finally doing our kitchen reno this year(yay!). We have a small kitchen adjacent to a small den, with a wall in between(not load-bearing) that we plan on knocking out to make a large kitchen. Our goals are to:
1. Increase counter/prep space
2. Provide seating and entertaining space in the new room
3. Open the space visually
We are having difficulty accomplishing all of the goals, particularly the seating/entertaining space. I have been playing on Chief Architect's Room Planner app, and am attaching my ideas. The current kitchen is a small "L" that is located on the new range wall and cuts the entire space room in half, almost in front of the fireplace. I am particularly interested in deciding the placement of the appliances. We plan on switching to a counter depth refrigerator, especially if it stays near the doorway to the dining room.
I welcome all suggestions!