Another kitchen design problem
I thought this one would be better than it turned out, when I measured the space today and discussed things with the owner.
But things got worse when I got laying out the cubes. It is really turning out bad.
The space shown is all I’ve got to work with, and the face of the island parallel to the range wall may be too far out into the common greatroom space adjacent.
All I can get for lowers is the 4 in the island, plus a corner susan, and three along the walls, all three pretty dinky. For uppers, all we get is the stupid corners and the dink to the L of the rangehood. Yuk.
The owner popped that too-wide window in where he wants the sink, and it is eating up valuable wall space for upper cabs. And look below . . . all I can get for a DW is an 18″ space. Bosch makes and 18 and so do others, I’m not worried about sourcing a unit, but I wanted a standard 24.
Take a look at this sketch, which shows a way we might corner-join frameless wallcabs at the 135 degree corners. Is there an easier way?
Who dealt this mess, anyhow? Any ideas?
Could you put the stove in the island with a downdraft vent (jennair) or have a super strong suction hood high over the island or are the folks set on keeping the stove on the wall?
I'd place a pantry cab to the left of the stove to get more storage and it would be symetrical with the fridge (maybe). You might want to go with open shelves on the wall between the stove and fridge.
that's one ugly design. put the stove and the d/w in the island, switch the fridge with the stove postion and add a pantry at the end where the fridge is now. Use open shelving uppers on either side of the sink or fabricate fronts with glass doors to avoid those corner joints.
For every complex problem, there is a solution that is clear, simple, and wrong.
On the left, is that small alcove, behind the single upper and lower cabs available? If so, that might be a good spot for the pantry. Extend the lower cabs to the edge of the small partition wall. Eliminate the upper left cab and add open shelving. On the right can you move the refridge around the corner? If so, duplicate the left side - lower cabs, upper open shelves. The DW goes on an outer wall, stove and a down draft exhaust onto the island (on the left), with eating space (on the right).