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RE: Kitchen - Mudroom Combo? Wise? (Follow-Up #1)

posted by: missmuffet on 02.13.2010 at 08:40 pm in Kitchens Forum

It seems like the mudroom is pretty spacious, especially if you have already moved the washer/dryer. Are there two entrances into the mudroom? If so, it seems like there is room to reduce the size but keep a place for the clutter (something that I envy greatly).

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clipped on: 02.13.2010 at 08:42 pm    last updated on: 02.13.2010 at 08:42 pm

RE: pix of islands that seat 5? (Follow-Up #5)

posted by: crazyhouse6 on 02.13.2010 at 10:42 am in Kitchens Forum

Here's a couple pics of mine that seats 5.
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clipped on: 02.13.2010 at 11:39 am    last updated on: 02.13.2010 at 11:39 am

RE: Back with updated image, need kitchen layout advise please! (Follow-Up #19)

posted by: desertsteph on 02.12.2010 at 01:11 am in Kitchens Forum

how about putting your cooktop in the bump out part with skinny but tall windows on either side of it?

the area between the fridge and 'cooktop'/bump out might be a good place for a prep sink. could be used by kids when needed or by the cook when needed.

maybe instead of the island being so long and angled it could be shorter but with a rounded end where 2 stools could be for the kids? the island doesn't have to be as long as the space is minus just the aisle width.

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RE: Back with updated image, need kitchen layout advise please! (Follow-Up #17)

posted by: rhome410 on 02.11.2010 at 06:35 pm in Kitchens Forum

Nice work, Bmore, as usual.

Do you want ALL the windows moved up high?

You mean there's an age at which the kids don't hang out in the kitchen? I have kids from 5-22 and they haven't hit it yet. :-) My teens and their friends (boys as well as girls) seem to live in the kitchen baking, making pizza, etc., and the only time my eldest doesn't is when she's away at college.

Prep sinks become pretty crucial to efficiency when you extend a kitchen to this size. I think you'll find it becomes really helpful when the kids are bigger and doing projects and helping out in the kitchen even more. It's SO nice to be able to keep dirty dishes confined to one area and still have a sink clear and clean for prepping veggies or chicken, draining and filling pots, and/or for washing gooey hands and getting water for baking projects.

In a kitchen the length of yours, you'd be running back and forth quite a ways with each task without a 2nd sink. Absolute necessity? Not always, and proper location is a must, but something I won't do without in any future kitchen I design for myself, even if we ever get to an empty nest stage. :-)

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RE: Back with updated image, need kitchen layout advise please! (Follow-Up #16)

posted by: bmorepanic on 02.11.2010 at 05:45 pm in Kitchens Forum

Sorry about the confusion. I stared at it a while before finding something ok enough to sketch. Seeing the floor plan makes it different.

I tried using the space behind the stairs as the dining area. It felt a little narrow. I was hoping for a dining room on the other side of those closets cause the proper dining room is even narrower. Rats.

Can the little kitchen wall be removed - where the hallway makes a turn next to the closet under the stairs? It would give you a beautiful vista through the house out the back windows. Do a little bump out in the narrow section - seat high with transom or skylights or both for dining area? Use bumpout window as banquette seating. Make a cool narrow buffet on stair wall for dining stuff storage.

Have a clean up station where the original bump out is shown and use the rest of the former dining room as kitchen. Your clean up area can double as a bar-coffee zone when entertaining. The business of cooking can take place in the bay.

Sinks can be cheap or expensive. Adding the "hand washing" sink to our kitchen was $400 or something like that. We had easy plumbing tho, open basement and a drain stack 2 feet away.

Have you thought about frosted or wavy glass panels underneath clear transoms - enough for screening but with nice diffuse light? I'd like to redo the windows in my office for the same reason. Someday I will get up the nerve to try that film.

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RE: Back with updated image, need kitchen layout advise please! (Follow-Up #12)

posted by: bmorepanic on 02.11.2010 at 01:34 pm in Kitchens Forum

This is just for fun. One of the ways to deal with having two separate spaces is to have two separate spaces.

Other thoughts - I'm guessing the kids are pretty young that you're envisioning them spending all their time with you in the kitchen instead of being at school or hanging with their friends or being in the family room. How will you use the space in a few years when they're too old for that?

I guess the point of the remodel is probably the family room but have you tried thinking of that location as kitchen and the kitchen as family room?

The location of the purple circle is the family room furniture and STAIRS contention. Maybe think about the furniture arrangements again.

Sorry if this is a big blunder - without the rest of the house, all I can do is guess that all those other closets are for something, really rough measurements and maybe a pathway exists that leads through the kitchen south to somewhere.

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Cabinet FR (Follow-Up #9)

posted by: sandlll on 02.11.2010 at 10:39 am in Kitchens Forum

"I kind of like the peninsula b/c I think it offers some separation b/w the kitchen & FR without closing either one off. In the corner, I would put a 27" cabinet that faces the FR...it's a better use of space than a corner susan (and especially a blind corner)." Thanks Buehl, that is a great idea! Then it would matter about the dishwasher being close to the cabinets over there...

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RE: Back with updated image, need kitchen layout advise please! (Follow-Up #5)

posted by: buehl on 02.11.2010 at 01:29 am in Kitchens Forum

"... the island will not have a cooktop or sink..."

I think that's a wise decision...at least for the cleanup sink. However, I agree w/Palimpsest that your kitchen will definitely benefit from a prep sink on the refrigerator end of the island.

Are you planning to put the cooktop on the deeper wall, b/w the current sink & refrigerator locations? Where do you plan to put your oven(s)? MW?

I would also keep the DW out of the island.

Seating...You will need at least 24" per seat in island width, so 8' means 4 seats. Additionally, you should have a 15" overhang for those seats. The aisle behind the seats should be 48" at the narrowest point since it will be a major thoroughfare through the kitchen and will connect the FR with the Playroom, etc.

I kind of like the peninsula b/c I think it offers some separation b/w the kitchen & FR without closing either one off. In the corner, I would put a 27" cabinet that faces the FR...it's a better use of space than a corner susan (and especially a blind corner).

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