Need help for my kitchen- 2 Peninsula's or 1?
October 7, 2012 in Design Dilemma
We are planning a remodel which will include a kitchen and family room renovation. We are planning to open the top half of wall between my dining room and kitchen and then on the opposite side will have an open plan leading to a family room and a side door leading out to a deck.

-where to put my range top and sink
-balance of windows? two flanking my range top or one over the sink?

My preference would be to put my range top on my window wall as it is an exterior wall and tuck it in somehow along the wall. If I have an L-shape configuration this makes it tight for my sink. Corner sink option?

If We do more of a U shaped configuration,does that reduce my usage and access space in the two corners and close me in?

We will have a wall of cabinets that will house our refrigerator and wall oven units, opposite my windows. I have attached images.

Suggestions,pros and cons, design help is much appreciated!
I want the most efficient use of my space and a pleasing design as with the open concept, you will be able to see the kitchen when you walk in to the house as well as from the family room side (dirty dishes, countertops,etc.)
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Deborah Butler, Brickwood Builders
Could you please post a floor plan (even if hand drawn) with measurements and some pictures would be great. Folks will be able to give better advice that way. Thanks so much.
   October 7, 2012 at 8:31AM
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I thought I did, sorry. Will update
   October 7, 2012 at 9:06AM
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Here is a link to ideabook with pictures as upload function is not working now...

   October 7, 2012 at 10:51AM
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In general an island provides more circulation space for multiple cooks and would be ideal to open the kitchen up to the family room while the peninsula would give some separation from the dining room.
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Deborah Butler, Brickwood Builders
Agree with Dytecture. I also would add comment that I would not do the separated corner sink that you have shown on the right hand layout option. It is a real issue with certain countertop choices.
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Yes, I agree on the sink. I prefer one single basin. My gut also tells me the L shape with the island option gives me the most flexibility and keeps my open flow between rooms. Thank you
   October 7, 2012 at 1:11PM
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