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Old 03-09-2008, 07:44 AM   #1
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Kitchen layout advice?

Picture of existing kitchen:

Here is a proposed plan:

This is roughly similar to what we have now. We are working with a 1950s kitchen so there's like3 cabinets, no dishwasher, etc. But the stove and sink are in the same place so that means not moving these utilities (IMO, not that big of a deal, especially the gas line).

One concern is preserving the pathway to the top/left which has the stairs to the basement. Right now we have about 24" so going from 24 to 29" would be a huge improvement.

I am just trying to see if I can get any other ideas from outside minds. One of the things that came to my mind was on the left hand wall doing a sort of build-in piece starting with a 45 degree angled cabinet, built in counter depth fridge, then single wall oven with storage above and below, and ending another angled cabinet. Then on the other side we'd have to put the cooktop somewhere, I'd guess where the fridge is now.

I like the idea of a wall oven because I make pizza a lot so it would be great to have an oven at waist height but this is minor. The biggest thing is just having a kitchen that really FEELS right. We prefer to cook at home 3 meals a day so we are really big on the kitchen.

One of the concerns with proposed layout is that if we build out (deep wise) the over-the-fridge cabinet, it is really going to box in the kitchen with a standard depth fridge around 34".


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Old 03-19-2008, 07:48 PM   #2
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With knowledge in remodeling kitchen cabinets I can tell you it is definitely a tough decision as you know; especially working with a smaller kitchen. Everything you are doing seems to be going in the right direction. When I was doing my cabinets over, I found this website And it seems to me that you may want to check this site out for some more insight because they have basic kitchen layouts and similar to your kitchen.


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Setting the fridge into the wall, is a great space saving option when do-able.
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