Our 20 years old timber kitchen has reached its expiry date and we are thinking of whether we should integrate the laundry facilities into the new kitchen and get rid of the current laundry.
The attached drawing shows the layouts of the current laundry and kitchen. The laundry area is 1050 mm x 2250 mm, has a sliding door open to the kitchen. The kitchen area is roughly 3250 mm x 2450 mm which connects to the dining area.
We have been thinking to remove the wall between the laundry and kitchen and have the entire area for our new kitchen. This will allow a U-shaped kitchen, a more open kitchen and dining area. We are hoping the new kitchen will give us lots of storage space and no more bending down to get to the rear corner of the cupboard.
We are not sure whether this is practical and cost effective, in particular the current laundry has floor tiles but the connecting kitchen has timber flooring.
Any advice, suggestions in design would be greatly appreciated.