Not sure what to do with our kitchen... Help!
I hope you are all doing well.
I am struggling with our proposed kitchen layout and your advises and suggestions would be greatly appreciated 😊
To give you a bit of background:
Our current kitchen is great, have a good amount of storage and all the appliances we need but has some annoying issues:
- Flow is not great (I have the feeling I go around the table all the time, fridge door just open and block the passage, only spaces for the bins is next to the door - quite far from the prep areas...)
- We have a lovely garden but sitting at the table, the only thing we see is the garage door. In general, it doesn’t feel very connected to the garden.
- Kitchen door is the main access to the garage and the garden for the house – meaning it is in use constantly, and the table tend to collect keys, wallet… and all the shoes underneath.
We were not originally planning to change the kitchen, but as we are doing work in another part of the house that require planning, we thought we may tackle both areas at the same time (escpailly in terms of planning).
We therefore submitted an application to add a bay window with French doors but I am not convinced it is the best solution actually…
I think we are actually losing storage space and prep space; and I can’t see where the fridge will go, nor the double oven (needed as we entertain a large family often).
Also I am not attached to having an island – it was a suggestion from the architect – and I am concerned we will have to ‘walk around it a lot’. I like islands, but I don’t know if it would work for our kitchen.
As we need to resubmit our planning application (due to changes on the other area), I am keen to rethink the kitchen.
Do you have any suggestion on how to improve the design?
This can be any suggestion – keeping current footprint or include a bay windows area or even including a small extension (we cannot extend too much in the garden due to the garage location but we would consider a small extension of a meter or so)…. Really open to new ideas!
I just don't know what to do here… so any suggestions would be gladly appreciated 😊
I don't have the exact dimension on the kitchen - but on estate agent plan it was written 5.97x3.32 m
Photos (sorry for the mess!):
View from table - directly on the garage...