You may remember this post about our temporary kitchen reno from a few months ago. We're now planning out another reno to be started in the next month or so. We were technically not supposed to start this reno for another couple of years, but my mom needs to get her kitchen done and wants our cabinets. She felt that it made more sense for her to take our cabinets since she is not sure how long she will be living in her house before downsizing. So long story short, we're trying to figure out the best layout for our new kitchen.
This is the idea we have right now and I am totally up for any input you may have. The major changes that will be made to the room are a 9 foot walkout to a deck/outdoor living space and a small opening to our living room.
The walkout would be along this back wall with a new island with the stools on the opposite side to where they are now. The sink will be relocated to the island.
The back wall will be a pantry wall with an integrated fridge.
The stove will move to one side of the current fridge/pantry wall. And we would add a 4 foot opening to the living room approximately where the fridge is now. The lower half of the opening will be covered by cabinetry with the countertop extending through.
Here's a little sketch I made of the opening wall and island with possible cabinetry configurations. These are really rough and the island drawing is overlapping the wall with the opening.
I'm still considering the opening to the living room. It was something I had wanted to do when we first moved into the house, but I'm wondering if it will look good. It would be great for keeping an eye on the kids and would give a great connection to the new walkout, but I'd also loose some of the privacy from the kitchen mess. I taped out the opening on the living room side to see what it would look like. The little pieces on the left show where we would be opening up the dining room bulkhead.
So that's where I'm at in terms of a floor plan right now. I'm still trying to decide if it is exactly right. If you have any ideas for me, I'd love to hear them! I'll share with you the design details a little later. It's looking like it's going to be pretty minimal and clean lined.