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Need help with my kitchen

rhondariessDecember 30, 2012
I am thinking of partially knocking out the wall to the stove to open the kitchen up to the living room, moving the refrigerator to the other side(taking out some cupboards), replacing the stove and moving it to where the refrigerator is. Any other suggestions or ideas to make my kitchen look better?
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Hi, I think that moving your stove to where the fridge is located would definitely help open your kitchen up (the refrigerator is pretty deep) -- but how extensive a project are you considering?
    Bookmark   December 30, 2012 at 9:15PM
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rhondariess
At this time I don't really know. I'd like ideas. Do you think opening the wall would be a good idea?
    Bookmark   December 31, 2012 at 10:34AM
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mmilos
Can you draw up a floor plan of your kitchen/breakfast room and living room and post it? It would help generate ideas.

Perhaps you could eliminate the kitchen dining area by putting in a less tall window that would allow you to extend the cabinets down to where your table is now. Then, open up the entire wall where your fridge is to the living room and put in a large cooking island with a dining bar on the living room side.

If your first idea is to just make the entry into the kitchen bigger from the living room, I don't think that would be worth losing the cabinets.
    Bookmark   December 31, 2012 at 10:46AM
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Jayme H.
More pics would help. If an eating bar was put in and u wanted to, you could expand the kitchen into your current table area. I would look at either professionally painting the cabinets/replacing hardware/and/or refacing cabinetry and replacing countertops. Are you sure you can remove that wall? Is there a second story on your house. I have had a little experience with opening up walls, have done so, including two load bearing walls.
    Bookmark   December 31, 2012 at 11:14AM
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Dytecture
I agree with more photos such as views looking at the other side of the kitchen and from the living room.

A floor plan would also help to determine whether it's possible to have a combined island / eating table that opens to the living room.

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rhondariess
Here are some additional photo's of the living room.
    Bookmark   December 31, 2012 at 2:50PM
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rhondariess
The refrigerator handle is right about where NY is.
    Bookmark   December 31, 2012 at 2:52PM
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mmilos
Looking at the pictures, I'd keep the walls as is and work within your existing kitchen layout...otherwise you're essentially walking in right into your kitchen from your front door. No big area to put an island/eating bar since that is the main entry path into the home.
    Bookmark   December 31, 2012 at 2:57PM
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Jayme H.
I believe the wall to be possibly removed is on the living room wall, so as not to be right where the entrance is?
    Bookmark   December 31, 2012 at 3:12PM
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