We’re back to kitchen planning….there isn’t much else to do with the weather so cold. Being we aren’t heating the house, it’s virtually impossible to work there with the subzero temperatures we are getting so we decided to get back to those dreaded kitchen plans.
I’ll show the plans to you but keep in mind that we are working around a few factors. We are keeping the upper cabinets over the sink as is as we already purchased that portion and they are vintage. That window opening and where the sink goes has to be there because of the cupboards.
The kitchen has really been grinding on me. I’ve felt frustrated as I thought here we are putting on a big addition and I still don’t end up with much of a kitchen…I finally grabbed a paper and pencil and decided to start sketching. I drew the existing upper cabinets first.
They are on the second drawing. Then I gained momentum as I drew and just kept drawing. I showed them to Hubby and we were both feeling much better. From there we had a LONG extended discussion on where to put the microwave. I didn’t want in on the counter and didn’t want it above the stove. Hubby thought I was odd but I wanted it somewhere where it wouldn’t interfere with counter space. So I came up with this.
If you look to the left of the layout, the washer and dryer room is there. We’d cut into that room making a built in that would house the microwave and be a “pantry” too. Maybe looking something like this.
The funny thing is, Hubby cam in from working and told me this great idea he had about cutting into the laundry room for the microwave…I said, “Oh like this and handed him what I had drawn”. That when we both knew we liked the idea. Great mind think alike I guess.
From there, I took the drawings to our cabinet guy. I was feeling a little hokey with my self drawn designs but confident that we might be able to come up with something I actually like. Here’s what he came up with. The door on the dishwasher side goes outside and the door on the straight ahead wall goes into the laundry. This is looking towards the north…
This is looking to the south.
We are to the point that we are asking for a bid. We are having them break the bid up separately though. We would still really like to find our own antique cabinet that would go to the left of the refrigerator. Part of us would still like to come up with our own island idea. For now, we are fairly certain that we’d go with the rest of the cabinets.
What do you think??? Better than previous thoughts I’ve had??