Guess it's time to share my finished kitchen
With a special shout out to LavenderLass who was really the one that convinced me to completely flip my space, but thanks to everyone here for all the wonderful ideas and information. I didn't contribute often, but got some good feedback on layout and read regularly to try and learn as much as possible in how to create the best possible kitchen for me and my family.
Custom QS Oak cabinets in custom stain
Hirsch Glass tile backsplash
Sharp MW Drawer
Danby Beverage Fridge
Same 5 y.o. Kenmore DW and range we had in old kitchen
XO Ventilation hood
Elkay faucets (both kitchen sinks and laundry sink)
Julian 30" stainless apron front sink
Hickory Hardware pulls
So, here we go:
Before, just for perspective. This looks into the direction of the new kitchen. Our dining table is now in this location
We added on a new family room. Used the former family room and dining area space for a new laundry/mud room and new kitchen, then moved the dining area to the old kitchen. Here's a general plan:
Here's a tour working counter clockwise starting with the fridge wall:
Sink wall - no window, and we don't miss it at all.
Range wall - see new family room to left
Prep sink/bar/peninsula area
Our GC built a custom mantel surround to match the cabs. Matte black tile is from Sonoma, with more Hirsch glass tile to tie into kitchen
Overall view from family room
The new laundry/mud room - sorry this is the only pic I took, and it is in use constantly, so I'm probably never going to take more!