House front door entry directly into kitchen?

Old 06-13-14, 07:21 PM
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House front door entry directly into kitchen?

Right now my house opens up into a hallway, and right off the hallway is the kitchen. The hallway seems so cramped that I am worried it will deter future buyers when I sell the house. Also, I don't like it.

I'm considering removing the separating wall that creates the hallway, but that would make the house open up into the kitchen itself.

I can't find anything on entryways on Google other than the normal enters-into-foyer or enters-into-living area. Does anybody have a house that their main entryway is in the kitchen?

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- that's the kitchen entrance on the right in this view and it's on the left when you walk into the house. That other wall is the exterior wall/garage.
Old 06-14-14, 04:31 AM
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Hard to say without knowing how your kitchen is laid out but just removing a portion of that long wall might be enough. The main thing is to get rid of the long narrow effect.
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Not uncommon to have an entrance directly into a kitchen. I've seen others that the door is directly in the middle of the kitchen wall.

Here's my layout. The garage entrance is virtually entering the kitchen/eating area.

Yes the doors from the garage and the 1/2 bath interfere. I did that on purpose. Originally the bath door opened into the bath. Very constricted.

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