Need Ideas for this eat-in kitchen
July 24, 2014
Kitchen is 13'9" x 9'10"
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Madden, Slick & Bontempo, Inc
Are you remodeling?
    Bookmark   July 24, 2014 at 9:38AM
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A long rug running the length of the kitchen could add color and lead the eye to the glass door. If you also hung a plant or two either inside or outside the door, it would add a natural element. Those are the two things I would do right away other than paint.
    Bookmark   July 24, 2014 at 10:01AM
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Definitely paint add some colorful decorative stuff on those shelves together with what you originally planned to store there.... The rug could look nice but I personally don't really like rugs in the kitchen I think it's a bit hazardous when your moving around cooking..... Plus if something falls stains and harder to clean.... But maybe a runner on the table...
    Bookmark   July 24, 2014 at 3:34PM
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Iconic Deco - Interior Design
You are missing some cabinets but I understand this is the kitchen right now! First you will need to change your light-to a nice chandelier maybe that will make the kitchen look classy and elegant. Don't know about the style of the rest of the house but...still.. You can add some extra cabinets if you like in white color. If you can, paint all cabinets white or black lacquer. I would suggest also 2 roman blinds for the door.
1 Like    Bookmark   July 24, 2014 at 3:56PM
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you need to tell us what you wish to do. total remodel, cosmetic touches, new ?, paint, etc.
    Bookmark   July 24, 2014 at 5:10PM
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Deborah Couvillion
Total remodel! Needs cabinets! and counters for food prep. Is that a clothes washer on back left? Or dishwasher? Galley kitchens are not for dining in unless you have a set up similar to what you have already except counter height built in.
    Bookmark   July 24, 2014 at 6:08PM
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Modern Craftsman and Presidio Residence provide ample dining in a galley space, as do many other galley arrangements. These were selected to show French doors but I deliberately showed two with dining since you said it was an "eat-in" kitchen.
2 Likes    Bookmark   July 24, 2014 at 7:18PM
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Hal Braswell
Well designed galley kitchens are great. IF you are going to do a total gut job there are several options to change functionality.

1) if washer can be relocated to different room, that area would work great for lengthwise seating similar to a pic posted above.

2) work in DW, saving space by using a single bowl sink if necessary.

3) lose the staggered shelving above the sink, either wall cabinets or open shelves on top of one another.

4) update range and add hood.

5) move fridge closer to range and add cabinets where table is now.

Here is rendering of main wall in our galley kitchen now under remodeling.
1 Like    Bookmark   July 25, 2014 at 1:01AM
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Thanks so much for all the suggestions guys. Im thinking maybe new/updating the cabinets and counter and maybe new flooring. It's currently vinyl covering and quite worn. I was thinking of maybe tiling it? The dining situation is the part that I'm really struggling with!Unfortunately there's nowhere else to store appliances or for dining.
    Bookmark   July 25, 2014 at 6:55AM
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I would move the table to the window end of the room for view out and light while you eat .
Perhaps turn it 90 degrees if that would work with the door opening. You may be able to seat 4.
Make the rest of the right hand wall - about half of it a floor to ceiling wall of built in storage including the fridge. Suggest deep drawers for lower and double door pantry cupboards sitting above.
The left hand wall in a long line of counter top with the cooker, sink, washing machine, lower cupboards or drawers. Tile backsplash along whole wall and two long open shelves plus art.
Definitely replace the flooring - timber or even black and white checkerboard.
    Bookmark   July 25, 2014 at 7:15AM
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If it is possible, you could remove part of the wall where you have the dining table. It could give you an area to comfortably dine. Another option could be an expandable table with a bench that can be stored underneath or stools. Also, I would consider a nice modernish track light to replace the current light. It would be easy to install yourself and would provide considerably more light.
    Bookmark   July 25, 2014 at 8:51AM
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You might grab some good ideas from here::

    Bookmark   July 25, 2014 at 11:26AM
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