Wednesday, January 31, 2018

How we chose our kitchen layout

Hey y'all! 

We are well underway (waist deep) in the building of our country home. In fact we are a little over 2 months out. There is still so much to do and it can be a bit overwhelming especially since we are building a home we have never seen. Yep, picked out the floor plan online and took it to an architect.   
So every Southerner knows the kitchen is the heart of the home, right? I have been thinking and researching for like ever to find the perfect layout for us. We all have an idea of a perfect kitchen, but I had a list of our must haves. Space was number one! Space to move around, counter space, an island with bar space, pantry space. All of these things plus more are important for us. 

Like I mentioned earlier, we have never seen our floor plan in person or even in pictures. So when we received our first quote for the kitchen and it came with pictures I was jumping for joy. Well, until I saw the pictures. The first thing I noticed was our BIG kitchen looked way too small. The refrigerator needed to be moved to the other end of the counter and the wall oven needed to be moved as well. Having two large appliances so close didn't make sense to me as well as the wall oven in the middle of the counter top. 

In the picture below, you can see the door to the pantry which was all the more reason the layout needed to be changed. Luckily we have not installed insulation as of yet. We were able to move the electrical outlets and plumbing fairly easy. 

These pictures are only renditions. Our floors will not be tile. The door to the pantry will be....yes, you guessed it. Another pocket door. The island will be different from the cabinets. We haven't quite decided. We would like to use a mixture of natural woods on the island and vent hood.

Now I am super excited seeing our plan! For me this is the fun part. The design and of course later, the decorating. I am so grateful for all of the hard work everyone has put forth. I am certainly looking forward to cooking and entertaining in this kitchen. 

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