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Old 04-20-2013, 11:18 PM   #1
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Below is a shot of what will be the new kitchen. Right now we are down to nekked walls and floors. The yellow x represents where the sink is and the blue x represents a missing cabinet that I forgot to put in.

The room is open to the dining room and the half wall is open to the living room. Right now its a cave with separating walls so we have opened it up a bit. The door leads to the garage and laundry.

Am I looking okay for the triangle and working surfaces....any suggestions??

Critique away.

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You'll be doing a lot of walking in that kitchen. Especially from frig to sink, which I think it the most frequently used path in a home. And you will have to detour around the island cabinet to do it. I like the amount of counter space, but the triangle doesn't appear to be all that efficient, if it is even a triangle. Can you provide a floor plan layout with dimensions?

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I can see the picture in Firefox but not Internet Explorer.
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Maybe because the file extension is jpg but Firefox detected it to be a png image. If you change the extension to png I bet I'll see it on IE.
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Thanks for the heads up on the file extension I did not realize that the program was a different name,

Trying again
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As requested here is the floor plan.

I understand the walkabout with the fridge and the sink. My only other option is to put the fridge by the sink and I don't think I have the room.
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As requested here is the floor plan.

I understand the walkabout with the fridge and the sink. My only other option is to put the fridge by the sink and I don't think I have the room.
You prob'ly don't have to move the appliance layout. You'd have a decent triangle, if it wasn't for the detour around the end of the island. It looks like you have enough room for my edited version. I spun the island 90, which eliminates the detour and gets the number of steps from countertops to island reduced on 2 sides. Extending the front overhang gives you an area for island-side eating and socializing.

Just an idea.

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You prob'ly don't have to move the appliance layout. You'd have a decent triangle, if it wasn't for the detour around the end of the island. It looks like you have enough room for my edited version. I spun the island 90, which eliminates the detour and gets the number of steps from countertops to island reduced on 2 sides. Extending the front overhang gives you an area for island-side eating and socializing.

Just an idea.

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Thanks all for the input so far. Some good points.

Thanks Jim, never thought about turning the island I will look at that option. The right side of the kitchen has a door from the outside in that we use a lot to let the herd of dogs out so I don't want it to jut out into that walkway too much. I am going to custom make the island to incorporate some things that the chef of the house wants so I have leeway on the size.

One tip that I was given was being as we have necked floors and walls was to tape out the cabinets and then get a folding table/box or tape off the area that will be the future island to make sure that its not too big or too small so we can flip the design and see if we like it.

We are a few months away from getting the kitchen done so have leeway on time to look at the options.
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Is the wall where you have the door on the right -- the backyard?
The window over the sink, is that another outside wall?

Could you do a floor plan layout of the other rooms adjacent to the kitchen?
You have a great big space to work with.
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Do I have a plan he asks....... about 9000 of em lol

Here is what we are working with.
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actually, it's she asks...the other knot is too busy working
on our projects to post on forums...
Questions...
How do you get to the laundry room, through the garage?
Is the wall where the sink is -- the backyard?
Is the dining room casual? (as it looks like it's going to be in full
view of the kitchen?)
How big do you plan on making the Island?
What type of cabinets do you want?
What type countertops.?
What type flooring?
...and, what are you doing up so early?

They'll be more questions later...
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Just my two cents would be to put the ref by the back door and put the dishwasher on the right of the sink. This would be less steps and keep the sound of the ref away from the living space that is behind the ref now also.

I know, water in an outside wall but it is warm enough down there not to worry about it. JMHO
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I agree with JM's idea of rotating the island......bigjim brings up a good suggestion as well.....

What is hurting you is the door to the garage....that spot is killing you....

Another idea....how about moving the island over to the wall (take your pick on which side) and make it an L shaped. It means you could increase the length a little and increase the width of the pathway.

Another option...move the stove to the island.....then put the fridge where the stove was.....
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There doesn't seem to be a way into the laundry room from the kitchen.

My first suggestion is to close up the current door to the garage and
put the door on the opposite side into the laundry room. From the laundry
room put a door into the garage. This also gives access (from the kitchen)
to the powder room in back of the laundry room.

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