I’m thinking about our kitchen renovations more than I should… especially because we haven’t set a timeline for it yet. We’ve decided to move the kitchen into the addition, or the long awkward space, in the back of the house to more efficently use the space. I think one of the reasons why the home didn’t sell initially was that it was very difficult for people to envision what they could do in this space. The kitchen currently protrudes out into the middle of it on a raised platform.
I always think it’s so helpful to picture layouts visually so I figured I’d use my incredibly technical skills and make you a not to scale layout in Word.
When you see blue lines separating the play room, part of kitchen, two sofa area ignore them. I forgot to remove them and there are definitely not walls there. 🙂
As of right now we plan on keeping all the existing doors where they are, with the one exception of trying to make the two windows in the dining room french doors into what is currently the play area (they are located to the left of the train table in the photo above). The only reason it could get wonky is because our heater is currently there so some plumbing would have to be redone. The addition of french doors there would make both spaces so much more user friendly and it would really help the flow of the downstairs.
We still aren’t sure about the placement of all the cabinets along the house wall but we’d love to utilize some of the existing space in the main part of the house for the stove area which will be slightly recessed unless our contractor tells us we are lunatics. 🙂 I’ve been having fun searching for “long skinny white kitchen” or similar search items. Maybe you can visualize with me what the space could look like. Like these photos I’m shooting for white cabinets and quartz countertops (similar in look to the marble in our last home). All sources are under each photo.
Found HERE (unsure if this was the original source)
From HERE although unsure exactly where it was on the site
This kitchen uses an L-shaped design, which we aren’t sure about yet, but it certainly does give you more cabinet space. We understand that the kitchen is where everyone has and does gather at our house, and I suspect at yours, so we want to make the space as easy to move around as possible.