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RE: Feedback Wanted on 2100 Sq ft Home Design (Follow-Up #4)

posted by: desertsteph on 10.29.2012 at 03:26 pm in Smaller Homes Forum

I agree with the sink on the outer cabinets with the fridge at the end (by the LR). you can put a partial wall there to cover the side of it.

turn the island as posted above

build the wall between stairs and PR out to meet the parlor wall, put the door to the PR facing toward the mudroom and use the 'end space' of that extension for a coat closet.

I also agree with adding the 3rd bdrm upstairs - even if it's small. You might not plan on ever moving but sometimes life changes our plans.

you want your mstr bath toilet flushing overhead in your kitchen? I wouldn't. Since there's no pipe going straight down there - where will the pipe for it be?

and I think the DR is a tad small - unless you don't entertain and it's just for the use of the 2 of you.

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Help! Kitchen Layout Suggestions/Feedback

posted by: quartz_crystal on 10.28.2012 at 10:38 pm in Kitchens Forum

Hello all,

I have to say that I love this site. I've been researching all aspects of my new home build; this site always comes up in google with excellent insight provided by the many forum members. So, now it's time for me to ask for some help, bear with me, this is my first post.

I'm working on my main floor plan and am having second thoughts on some things.

1) For those of you with experience with a sink in the island, do you recommend? Thoughts?
2) My pantry is situated in the corner of the L, beside it is the double wall ovens and beside that is the fridge. The sink and D/W are directly opposite in the island. I'm concerned that there's a lot of activity concentrated in that one space. Any thoughts, insight, suggestions for improvements?

3) Any thoughts on the island? We're trying to use it as a visiting station, breakfast area, prep area all in one. It also creates a bit of a separation between the living room and the front part of the house. The idea is triangulating our entertaining - for formal entertaining, we would concentrate in the kitchen, dining room and parlour. For more informal gatherings, we would concentrate in the kitchen, living room (sunken) and dining room. Also, the living room brings the indoor and outdoor spaces together for summer entertaining.

My DH worries that I'm over-thinking it, but I'm of the opinion that you only get one shot, so do it right.

I would love to hear your feedback!

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