Help with redesigning kitchen
loopyloo62
September 5, 2013
We are fitting a new kitchen but I just can't visualise how a new one might look. As you can see, the kitchen is quite long and narrow. I would be interested to hear views regarding what to put where and whether we should incorporate a breakfast bar, for example. Thank you
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Scott Skinner
There's not a lot you can do to change a galley type kitchen. Keep you stove, refrigerator, and sink positioned according to the triangle rule. Google image search "galley kitchen" with additional keywords to get some ideas.

Do you plan on removing any walls?

A dimensioned floor plan would be essential for someone to help you layout a new kitchen.

What are the rectangular boxes high on the opposite wall?
    Bookmark   September 5, 2013 at 1:28PM
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loopyloo62
Thank you. The rectangle on the right is a chimney breast - we are thinking about removing it, there are some boxed in pipes in the left
    Bookmark   September 5, 2013 at 3:07PM
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loopyloo62
The large rectangle running under the ceiling is a joist. Much appreciated!
    Bookmark   September 5, 2013 at 3:09PM
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Sustainable Dwellings
I would not spend a dime unless I was knocking a wall out and adding more space here.
    Bookmark   September 5, 2013 at 3:11PM
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A Kitchen That Works LLC
To keep costs down, keep sink where it is as well as the range. You can find rudimentary design software on the web (or try Ikea's website) to help you visualize. Breakfast bar is likely to take up to much valuable storage space.
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A Crew of Two
Do you have more pics to share so we can get a better feel for the entire space?
    Bookmark   September 5, 2013 at 3:17PM
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loopyloo62
Yes I will add more pics tomorrow. Thank you
    Bookmark   September 5, 2013 at 3:46PM
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Veronica Lawrence Interior Design
Hi loopyloo62, When you add photos tomorrow, could you include measurements for the entire area: draw the rough shape on a piece of paper then measure along each wall. Indicate doors and windows also other obstructions on the drawing. Also include the measurement between counters - how much space you currently have to move from one side to the other. Also ceiling height. Thanks.
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0825sam
We have a galley kitchen that looks very similar to this one with the breakfast bar. It's hard to tell if you have space for that. But otherwise browsing houzz you should find lots of galley kitchens that are beautiful. Can you make the area with the laundry a breakfast area? I recommend a counter depth fridge and drawers instead of cabinets for lowers.

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A couple of articles you may be interested in

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