What’s wrong with this existing kitchen floor layout? Let me count the ways:
- The most obvious is how the peninsula totally cuts the space in half and completely wastes the left half of the entire room.
- The sink awkwardly placed in the corner faces toward the bathroom door wall.
- There is no obvious place for a dishwasher.
- There are 5 doorways into this room. (bathroom, bedroom, back outside entry, side entry, and dining room)
- There is no counter next to the fridge for setting items going in or out of it.
- Speaking of the fridge, if the door is open it will completely block the doorway to the dining room, and does it really have to be the main focal point of the room?
- The pair of windows on the left of the peninsula are very low, not allowing cabinets to be placed in front of them.
So here is the new plan, and here are some of the changes:
- Side door to exterior is removed, replacing it with a window.
- Sink moved to under the new window that replaced door.
- Space for dishwasher created to the left of the sink.
- New peninsula moved to between long windows, allowing us to maintain the original windows and giving the room a much better traffic flow and room for more counter space.
- Now the kitchen has around 12 lineal feet of counter space.
- New placement of fridge gives easy access from both kitchen and dining room and it is visually tucked back so it’s not a ‘front and center’ focal point.
This plan is not set in cement, so to speak. It’s pretty close to what we’re hoping to do but already we’re planning on changing it a bit, such as cutting down the fridge space from 36” to 33” which gives the cabinet to its left 21” of space. Also, the actual placement of the bathroom door has to be about 2 or 3 inches closer to the stove, (remember, for us to allow for the bathtub and toilet clearance in the bathroom) so that may get in the way of the little 9” cabinet to stove’s left.
Tomorrow’s post? Hopefully it will be this kitchen with everything out and ready to go. What secrets are hiding behind the layers?
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