Narrow, awkward kitchen needs new layout
Nicole LaSalle
April 25, 2013 in Design Dilemma
I just bought at 1962 split level and I have no idea what to do with the kitchen. I think the whole thing has to go but I don't know what the best layout would be. It is only 8 feet wide and the living room fireplace is on the other side of the wall so it can't easily be opened up. There is a 11x10ft dining room adjacent that can become part of the kitchen. I would like my new kitchen to have a space for a table and a breakfast bar for at least two seats. Help!
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consider gallery styled kitchen layout.
April 25, 2013 at 11:09am   
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You do have a constrained space there but plenty of good light. This project will likely require scaled drawings in order to address it properly. I would look in the Professionals section and search for architects or interior designers in your area, find a few whose work you like and give them a call. Especially when conditions are so constrained, having someone on your team who is able to think creatively can make all the difference.
April 25, 2013 at 11:09am     
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Unless you are doing it yourself the company that does the job will lay it out for you. Don't be scared to go with custom kitchen planners because the prices are comparable to the home improvement stores. Pick someone with a lot of experience that will maximize your space. If you draw your room dimensions with doors and windows you can take it to a kitchen designer and they will draw it out for you. I had two plans drawn for mine. They didn't charge to give layout and pricing.
April 25, 2013 at 11:24am     
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I would have a designer incorporate both the kitchen and the sitting area and make one large area.
June 26, 2014 at 10:32am     
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