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Show me your kitchen/dining room remodel

Posted by maggie530 (My Page) on
Sun, Aug 18, 13 at 21:10

Dear Gardenwebbers, I have a friend who is looking to purchase a home in an older community and the homes she is looking at all have closed off kitchens. She is open to renovating but comes from having a formal dining room and is trying to imagine how she could create a shared space for both. I told her that MANY Gardenwebbers had created some incredible spaces and hope you will be willing to share some photos with her!

Thanks so much :)

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RE: Show me your kitchen/dining room remodel

Our new space is rather informal, but it works for us:

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We used to have a very separate formal DR, a smallish kitchen, and a small breakfast area.

RE: Show me your kitchen/dining room remodel

My Kitchen and DR were originally two separate rooms with a small table space in the kitchen (very small!) When we remodeled, we removed the wall b/w the Kitchen and DR, added a peninsula for some separation, and eliminated the small table space in the Kitchen. This gave us a much more functional Kitchen with plenty of counterspace and room for multiple people working at the same time.

An added bonus is that we now use our DR every day for meals - no more wasted square footage (rooms not used much).

Here's our old Kitchen facing into the DR doorway

Left side:
Before, Entire Run of cabinets & appliances & View from FR photo BeforeEntireRunofcabinetsappliances.jpg

Right side:
Before, Table & Refrigertor photo BeforeTableRefrigertor0003401x301.jpg

Here is our new Kitchen from the same point of view but with the wall down b/w the DR and Kitchen

Left side:
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Cookop Wall view from FR photo CooktopSidefromFRIMG_5017400x300.jpg

Right side:
Sink Wall view from FR photo SinkWallfromFRIMG_5027400x300.jpg

View from DR (opposite end of the kitchen)

Entire Kitchen, view from DR photo EntireKitchenviewfromDRIMG_3833400x.jpg

RE: Show me your kitchen/dining room remodel

We also had a separate small dining room, and a small kitchen that communicated with a long, narrow ''family room'' that also held our kitchen table. We removed two walls to open things up, and we also now use the dining room area for all our meals.

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Table at one end:
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Other end:
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Opening things up was absolutely the right thing to do for us, and it also fits well with the house.

RE: Show me your kitchen/dining room remodel

fouramblues - What a beautiful space! I love your lighting and your windows.

buehl - Gorgeous! And I want your view when washing dishes!

leela4 - What a transformation, you can barely recognize it's the same place! I love all the book cubbies. I have so many cookbooks, it would be nice to be able to store them in the kitchen!

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