Wednesday, May 31, 2017
Kitchen Remodel: Part Two
So without further ado, this was the first draft kicked back to us by the architect. It essentially bumps out the house four feet so that the new wall for the kitchen would be flush with the exterior walls of the house and then bump out two areas on each side another four feet beyond that. The roof would be extended out over everything creating a smaller version of the covered porch that we currently have.
Our entryway is then turned 90 degrees for feng shui purposes and the hallway widened to five feet to allow guests to enter without our having to back up. The bumpout on the left would be for our pantry but would also be a future laundry room when if we decided to ever move it from the basement or use that as a selling point. Our sink and cooktop remain roughly in the same locations but the refrigerator and double ovens move. The refrigerator is shown on the left wall and the double ovens on the right wall below the cooktop and vent hood. The microwave is shown mounted underneath the cabinets to the right of the sink.
My initial impression is that the island in the middle is too big and needs to be slimmed down to add more walking room and moved towards the new china hutch location. I'm also thinking about getting rid of the double oven in favor of a slide in electric oven with gas cooktop so we can have the best of both worlds. I would then move the microwave away from the sink over to the location of the double ovens and perhaps replace it with a microwave/convection oven that they have these days for those rare occasions where two ovens would be nice. Since there is a garage to the left of the refrigerator shown on the left, I would inset the wall to allow for the refrigerator to be flush with the cabinets.
For reference to whomever is reading this, our dining room is off picture at the top left and our living room off picture at the top right. The hallway leading to the right goes to our bedroom areas. I just received this about an hour ago and have spent most of that time writing the previous post and this. I think I will digest this for a couple days and then respond to the architect for the next round. As always, you are welcome to add your thoughts as well although I will have probably already communicated with the architect by then but perhaps we can incorporate changes into round three.