Need Kitchen Design Ideas!


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Old 03-28-14, 06:11 AM
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Need Kitchen Design Ideas!

Hi, Hi, We are tearing everything out and completely remodeling our small 14 x 10 kitchen. We have a log home and are going to expose the log on the exterior wall. We decided to put the new refrigerator somewhere other than where the one we have now is, so that we can open up that area and have more cabinets, drawers, counter and dishwasher there. We were thinking of putting the refrigerator in the corner to the left of where the sink is, but when I measured, I realized the door wouldn't open enough on the left side by the exterior wall. We are going with a French door refrig. Even a one door wouldn't open and might look funny opening on the right side with one door. Between the exterior wall and window above the sink, there is 42", so I'd have about 8 inches on the left of the refrig. It would stick out too much by the basement door(even a counter depth would), and take up too much space where we want cabinets and counter. Between the windows is not our first choice, but the only logical place. We can't recess any walls(like where it is now) because of log walls. If we put it between the windows, then in order to vent the stove and have a hood, it would need to go to the left of where the sink is, with about 8 inches to the left for small counter and narrow cabinet, and a few inches between the stove and window that is above the sink. We are also thinking of doing a bigger single basin corner sink in the corner to the right of where the sink is now, so there's more room to the right of the stove. The Dishwasher would be to the right of the corner sink. An 18" wide tall pantry, would be next to the basement door, with small counter and cabinets to left of pantry. Counter and cabinets would only go so far there, since we are opening living room wall(by the table) into a 42" high breakfast bar. The old chimney between the windows will be gone, as well as the broken dishwasher and the table. Also, if I put the refrig. between the windows and have about 8" on either side of it, do I box it in with cabinet above and narrow pull out cabinets on each side, which could maybe be our pantry(eliminating the other pantry), do only one above, or ???? I do like to have the side of the refrigerator for my calendar. Also, if the stove is so close to the window that is above the sink, I'm worried about getting stuff on the window trim when cooking. Here are some pix. Any ideas/suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks! Kathy
 
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Old 03-31-14, 05:15 AM
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Need Kitchen Design Ideas!

Anyone have any suggestions or ideas for my kitchen remodel?
 
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Old 03-31-14, 05:53 AM
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A floor plan diagram of your present layout with measurements and showing the doors and windows locations would help us help you. This info would be required to do a cabinet lay-out.
 
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Old 03-31-14, 05:54 AM
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Welcome to the forums Kathy!

A lot depends on how much you want to spend. If you are going to incorporate the tall window wall into the kitchen/countertop I'd consider replacing the windows with shorter ones [or maybe eliminating one of them] but that also means addressing the siding on the exterior.
 
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Old 03-31-14, 03:01 PM
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We are keeping all 3 windows in the kitchen and just replacing the windows staying with the same size and only putting the stove between the windows with counter & cabinet on either side with cabinet(s) above with a hood. Nothing else on that wall.

There will be a 1/2 wall(42" high) on the left of entrance for a breakfast bar with seating on both sides and the sink will be in the corner to the right of the entrance since we are now thinking of having a counter depth fridge in the corner on the wall where we have 44" space.

The sink is under the smaller window on the right wall, but with the fridge to the left of where the sink is now, there would only be about 10 inches for counter between the fridge and sink, so the only other place for the sink(in order to have room for cabinets/drawers and counter space by sink, is in the corner.
 
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Old 04-01-14, 04:26 AM
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There are 2 ways to install a corner sink; at an angle with eats up a lot of space or buy a corner sink where the 2 sides of the sink are at an angle from each other.
I've never used the latter but it looks like it wouldn't be very handy ...... could just be me
 
 

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