Galley kitchen design feedback

January 14, 2020
last modified: January 14, 2020

We are renovating our small 1500 sq ft ranch home and knocking down dining and living room wall to open up the kitchen and make it open living.

We are stuck on the kitchen design- do we go with:

#1- gas range and hood next to the window (we could put one wall cabinet to the left of the range and window to the right)

#2 - sink in front of the window, range moved to where the refrigerator is, fridge across from range. We would gain cabinet symmetry around the range, however it would be a tight triangle and we would lose the pantry space, originally next to fridge in design #1.

#3- close up the window ( kitchen window is very small), and use design #1 and center the range. This would give us a wider triangle, more wall cabinet space. To bring in sunlight, we would add 2x 10in Solatubes in the kitchen.

Husband and I are both hesitant to close up the window but both kitchen designers we spoke to, said that might be the best use of the kitchen space and better design overall. Our architect recommends leaving the window and going with the tighter triangle set up (design #2).

There is a window at the end of the kitchen by the back door and in the dining room. Sink on peninsula faces living room. Door on bottom right leads to garage. I love to cook and will be using the kitchen a lot so want it to be functional but also appealing from a design perspective but also want to get as much cabinet space we can given how small our place is. We will be going with the marble-look quartz countertop and white shaker style cabinets.

Design #1

Design #2

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