Need photos of OPEN split FOYER landing in kitchen
I have an on-end split foyer (narrow end of house with entrance faces street). The entry stairs going up land in a 3 x 12 horizontal hallway sharing wall with kitchen and having a wrought iron railing around stairwell. This hallway ends on the right with a coat closet along an outside wall and has open doorway into kitchen.
I want to enlarge my kitchen.
My thoughts: Take out hallway wall and closet, opening up kitchen. This brings the kitchen right to the stairwell, an extra 3 feet, making the kitchen 12 x 13' 2" (13' 6" if not considering new wall replacing railing). There is also a 10 foot wall between kitchen and dining room which could come out, but I need some if it to back a hutch in kitchen. I would like to wrap my existing cabinets (along the outside wall) through the former closet space, then making L along 5 feet of the stairway.
I NEED PHOTOS of similar renovations to understand how this will look, landing in the kitchen. I know people usually put in counters with stools separating the rooms, but I am limited somewhat in that I am keeping a vintage matching vinyl, formica and chrome table/hutch set from 1940s and need space for them. The hutch is 4' long x 13" wide x 5 feet tall and needs a wall behind it to look right. Anyway, I have found precious few photos showing where a split FOYER (different from split level) was opened up and landed in kitchen. Please help. Would also like to see it on computer simulation but I haven't been able to figure out how to use the online ones. THANK YOU.