Kitchen layout stress! Ideas welcome...
Hi Houzzers, hope everyone is well and has had a lovely weekend :)
We’ve been trying to design our kitchen FOR AGES! I think the problem is maybe I’ve looked at too many photos and mags trying to get inspiration and actually these are often £££s and also the designs we have liked are more traditional Shaker kitchen style.
I’d an epiphany a few weeks ago when I clocked nearly all the photos we liked had the built-out chimney style thing (a la Tom Howley) but that won’t work in our kitchen because we have one exterior wall with a window and along that run we have the sink AND cooker (for extraction).
So now I’m trying to think what’s right for us. I’ve attached photos of the design we think we’ll go with below. Any comments or suggestions would be incredibly welcome.
My key concerns are:
- if cups, tea and juice stuff are in cupboards along the back wall should we try and move the sink to the island - or add a small sink even (but then likely to be £££)? We’ve opted for a hot water tap and in some pics I can see people do this...
- aesthetically does the L-cupboard in the corner look a bit odd? Would it be better to make it two cupboards at right angles - but then one half of a cupboard you can’t easily access
- the cooker!!! From reading on here we reckon induction is the way forward so have chosen a range cooker with induction hob, but now I’m thinking have we chosen the range because we’ve been trying to create a traditional shaker style kitchen like in the brochures, when in fact we want an induction hob and live in a new build house...? Should we be thinking about having ovens etc instead. Is a range with induction odd?
Eurgh what a nightmare! We’d like to have family and see ourselves using this space for socialising and entertaining. The other end of the room is our living area (ie tv and sofas) with doors opening onto the garden.
Any ideas or thoughts greatly appreciated as really beginning to stress about this. Thank you guys!