Long story about the Barndominium home I built 3 years ago will be posted as soon as I can save the photos from a crashed computer.
The short version is I built a 1800sqft metal building, and inside that framed an approximately 1100sqft 3 bedroom 2 bath 'apartment'. This was intended at the time to be a 3-5 year temporary home until we built a custom home. Now, with kids in college and one about to go, we just need more living area and not a new house. So, an addition and kitchen remodel is being planned.
The metal building is 30x60, has 10ft walls, 4:12 pitch roof. Inside rooms are standard 8ft walls and ceilings. The addition is planned to add 36x20, or possibly 36x24. The new space will be living and dining area with 9ft ceilings. I intend to move what is now the outside wall 2 feet, expanding the kitchen 2 feet wider. Since we are enlarging the kitchen, some remodeling in the kitchen is in order; new cabinets, countertops, and possibly go from 8 to 9 foot ceilings.
What I would like is some opinions on the 'new' kitchen layout. It's almost a blank slate. I say almost because with enough money you can change and move anything, but we are trying to keep it realistic.
I know on forums there is always questions of what abilities and skills someone has before giving opinions, I understand well. I built 98% of my home. I roughed in the plumbing, I did not pour the slab. I built the metal building, welded the trusses, insulated, wired the electricity, framed the walls and ceilings, I did not sheetrock/tape & bed, or texture. I painted, layed tile, layed wood floor, installed the tubs and plumbing fixtures. I installed the A/C components and had a pro sweat the lines and charge.
With all that said, I would like to post a floor plan (as soon as this site will let me) and ask folks to comment and make suggestions on the layout of kitchen, dining, and living area.