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Layout help, please! Tiny '20s kitchen, big problems

14 years ago

A friend of mine is redoing her kitchen, but is lost about where to start. I'm hoping the layout geniuses here can see a fix.

Basics: Her budget is smallish, and she can't move walls. There aren't any walls that are easy to move, anyway, unless she wants to blow out the back of a house with a huge pricey addition. The only possibility is switching the door to the side deck with the window on the same side. However, she really needs an eat-in kitchen for her family--husband and two kids, I think 6 and 11 or something (embarassed to say I forget!) All the cabs need to go, they're falling apart, and the appliances are croaking, too.

She cooks for the family, but isn't a baker or Julia Child wannabee. Appliances will be midrange, but the layout comes first anyway. There IS an exterior pantry down the hall for overflow.

Unfortunately, I'm on a Mac and have no good kitchen design software available to me, as far as I know. So I'm going to post her husband's sketches, plus some photos--apologies if they're hard to read.

Back wall--what you see as you enter from dining room.

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Facing left, window and door to deck.

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Door leading to dining room.

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Other end of the kitchen, facing to the right.

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Same end, as if you're standing in the DR door.

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The floorplan her husband sketched.

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A couple of vague ideas I had about where to put things.

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She went to a big box store where the KD suggested leaving everything right where it is!

Any ideas? I'd love to pass some along.

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