Need help with kitchen design
I am redoing our kitchen space to add extra storage and make it more practical with 2 kids. We’ll be spending at least another 15 years in this house so I want something which can stand the use because the space is quite small and there are no plans for extension after this.
Starting from a blank canvas, dimensions for the space are 3500mm x 2700mm (excluding the corridor which is 800mm). Most important thing is a decent size pantry and storage. There are the 3 options for pantry:
1. a corner pantry 1100 x 1100
2. a blind corner pantry 1200 x 700
3. standard cabinet pantry 1000(w) x 800(d) – such as one with narrow shelves and shelves on the door as well, and you can step in.
I don’t prefer option 1 and 2 because I don’t consider them to be practical, and option 1 does not seem suitable for a small kitchen. However, would option 3 look odd in such a small space? With the standard cabinet pantry, I was considering placing the refrigerator beside the pantry but have been advised this would not be practical as this would limit opening of refrigerator door and internal drawers.
Apart from this, I am considering a narrow freestanding workbench (with drawers) 1300(L) x 750(D) and dimensions for appliances are:
- 900 freestanding oven/cooker
- 700 sink
- integrated extractor fan
- 600 double drawer dishwasher
- standard microwave
- 790 Refrigerator
Any opinions would be greatly appreciated as we are just not able to decide on a layout to make sure the kitchen is functional with two kids and maximise storage in such a small space.
Also, any suggestions for large scale kitchen showrooms with complete setup, i.e. including all the appliances on display just so we can get some ideas. Help with kitchen design please