A CLOSER LOOK AT THE KITCHEN LAYOUT

Bungalow Renovation

The biggest impact to the kitchen layout is the enlarged 8 ft wide opening.  The kitchen now directly connects to the adjacent dining room.  The enlarged opening also mirrors the opposite wall opening that connects the dining room to the living room.  A 6 ft wide center island now houses the cooking appliances.  I even managed to fit in an island overhang where 3 stools will be placed.  It was a tight fit and the absolute minimum aisle clearances, but I was determined to make it work.  The sink, dishwasher, refrigerator and remaining cabinet locations remain virtually the same.  Oak 2-1/4" t&g wood flooring will be installed to match the rest of the flooring in the house.  I considered relocating the side window to be centered on the island, but it is already centered on the roof ridge from the exterior and I thought that to be the more important alignment.