Kitchen design ideeas

posted 3 years ago in Home
  • poll: Big opening in the wall looks down at family room
    Close the wall half and put two cabinets : (3 votes)
    43 %
    Close the whole wall : (4 votes)
    57 %
    Close the wall and have a vertical opening on the right side : (0 votes)
  • Post # 4
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    1202 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: March 2014

    That half wall is bizarre.  Maybe close it up, and put a kitchen island there, possible some open shelves above it?  I wouldn’t put in a kitchen table there, you do seem to be lacking in space and the dining room appears close by.  A kitchen island could be used for prep 90% of the time, but you can pull up a stool and eat there as well.  Nice deck out back! 

    Post # 6
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    4677 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    I would defiantely close up that opening and use it for something besides wasted space.  We are doing a kitchen remodel with a similar sized kitchen, so I know your pain.  We are planing on adding countertops to an open wall, and put in a small, two person table to add the eat in element.  Good luck!  

    Post # 7
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    53 posts
    Worker bee

    so I just popped your current kitchen into a basic room designer (you can find it on pottery barn website and a bunch of others). The biggest thing I would change is to get rid of that massive hole in the wall looking into the family room – it doesn’t add enough value to your space, when you’re short on room. If you had a massive kitchen, maybe. This is what I came up with and I think would make the most sense for

    what you want – re-arrange the stove, fridge and sink (which would take a bit of plumbing, electrical, etc – I have no idea how hard that stuff is to do, but definitely worth it). Pantry and fridge against back wall, and a higher eating nook under the window – that could also double as an additional workspace when you need it. just pop the stools under the counter. 

    Post # 8
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    1632 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2014

    Close that and add cabinets….exactly like Rex made in the floor plan, or don’t move the fixtures. 

    Post # 9
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    6 posts
    Newbee

    I would open the wall between the kitchen and dining area and make a big eat in kitchen. A che closeaper option is to close this wall and make a U shaped kitchen with dining area in front of patio doors. 

    Post # 14
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    42538 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    You do not appear to have enough storage space or prep space (counter surface).

    If you want to avoid the considerable expense that comes with moving wiring and plumbing, I would close in the opening, move the pantry to that wall, with counter and cabinets on either side.

    I would place an upper and lower corner cabinet with counter where the pantry is now, so that corner space is not wasted.

    I wouldn’t bother to duplicate an eating area in the kitchen.

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