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Kitchen Layout-Finalizing plans
jennibar1122
February 28, 2013 in Design Dilemma
Hi All,

We're finalizing our plans for our kitchen remodel and hoping you all can have a look and see if there are any glaring issues that we should resolve before we finalize. These are architectural designs, not a kitchen designer so the pretty details aren't all accurate. The first image shows a fireplace that we're covering with drywall and either our counter top or back splash materials. Other details that aren't reflected are: red oak floors, Silestone Lyra counter top, glass and carrera marble mosaic tile backsplash, the doors are two panel (not six as shown), the cabinets will be custom built flush inset style. The kitchen faces the street, not the backyard as shown. Thank you in advance.
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Norm Walters Construction Inc.
How tall are your ceilings?
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jennibar1122
It's a 1950's ranch house, so standard 8.'
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Norm Walters Construction Inc.
Are you using stock cabinets? If so, how are you achieving getting the cabinets to the ceiling with crown too.
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jennibar1122
The cabinets will be custom built and will be the flush inset style.
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SPACIALISTS
I think it looks great, is there room for an island? That will make it fantastic.
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Norm Walters Construction Inc.
That changes everything 8-). Just make sure your ceilings are flat and level, otherwise it will show somewhere.
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jennibar1122
The final plans won't show the island, but we are squeezing in a 4' x 2' "floating seated island" and installing an electrical outlet in the floor underneath. I guess a floor outlet with an island can't be built to code so we're not reflecting the island for getting the permits.
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Norm Walters Construction Inc.
Using a Lazy Susan in each corner there is going to have to be a trimable filler or an extended stile that can be trimmed because there is no room for adjustment.
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jennibar1122
Our pre-remodel kitchen currently has a skylight but we're removing it because 1) it's not center to the room, and 2) it is structurally compromised (cracks in the ceiling and it appears that the ceiling trusses aren't right). We're still considering a skylight, if its in our budget, otherwise we think we can live with solar tubes.
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pybo
Are you open to swap the fridge location to the pantry location on the opposite wall? It would improve the function of kitchen having fridge away from cooktop, and having countertop for dropping off grocery before putting it away into fridge and taking food out for prep.
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jennibar1122
Thank you. We initially tried that position for the ref, but we will have an island in the middle most of the time (it'll float), and the distance between the range and the other wall is about 12 feet. Based on the articles I've been reading, we decided against it. Thanks for the idea though.
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pybo
I can't make out if you have backsplash behind our hood and since you have wall to ceiling cabinets, it would look great if you continue the backsplash all the way up as well.


Also continue the backsplash to the edge of window frame and across for a uniform look,not sure if it's intended but i see a break there.
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OnePlan
Hi ... That's a lot of small drawers !! Are you sure you need that many ?!?!

Large deep drawers are great for storage of pots pans, plates and even food items - but shallower drawers are less useful ! But, we all need at least one cutlery drawer!!

If this were my kitchen I would integrate the dishwasher so it looks more like a piece of furniture and I would probably have just one stack of drawers - nearest either the dining area or cooking area .

Loving the pantry and the floating island !

If you do a lot of baking - might be a nice idea to have a granite or marble inset in the work top for pastry rolling - also handy for putting hot pans on too !!
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