Renovation Crazy: Kitchen Plans

It’s a new month, so let’s start it off with discussing the new house!  Let’s start with the kitchen as it’s the space that I’ve spent more time analyzing than any other one….and I have 10 different design plans to show it!  The kitchen now is fairly long and awkward with two entrances and cabinets blocking the view.  Here’s the kitchen in it’s current state:

Besides the obvious cosmetic changes, we’re going to drastically change the kitchen.  First we’re going to make it little less wide by building a new wall and closing off the second entrance.  This will allow us to create a half-bathroom on the other side of the wall.  Second, we are also planning to remove the wall between the family room and kitchen to have a more open space plan.  Lastly, we’ll reconfigure the layout to take advantage of the new open plan and obtain more of the view.  It’s easier to envision this by looking at the floorplan.  Here is the original floorplan:

And here is the new floorplan:

Obviously, most of this new plan is contingent upon the permit department as there are major structural changes.  I’ll be back tomorrow with the inspiration for the space and some cool ideas I’m hoping to include.

Headed to the permit department now.  Enjoy your day!

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  1. […] kitchen!  I’ve talked extensively about the changes to the kitchen layout and the progress here and […]

  2. […] The plan of attack was to make the kitchen smaller but more functional.  Closing the kitchen off to the back of the house allowed us to add a powder room and pantry.  It also allowed us to create better flow throughout the house as I’m not the biggest fan of multiple entrances in rooms.  (We actually had other plans but those involved taking down walls and other changes that just didn’t make financial sense.  You can see those here.) […]

  3. […] will no longer be taking down the wall between the kitchen and the family room.  It was going to costs almost $10K when all was said and done and it just […]

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