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2nd layout attempt: what kind/size windows, flooring, lighting?

15 years ago

Besides the normal question of how's the flow, etc, I would love feeback on:

- what kind/size windows should I put to the left of the range? It's ~w=96" x h=56"; I basically have no cabinets on the sink/range-wall, so I can do large windows like ABBYCAT. I don't think I can fit a window to the Right of the hood (to help balance things).

- what kind of shelvings or whatever do you suggest for the area behind the L-sofa at the angled wall to the garage? Share pictures of your set-up?

- what would you do for lighting?

- What about flooring for the whole area - kitchen, family room, and dining room? Or would you break it up? I think I'm set on radiant flooring, but I'm concerned about nailing into the heating-tubes when putting down hardwood floors.


- 1976 year old house: center-stairwell Colonial with lots of trees and privacy

- New England town

- dimensions (approx.):

-- Kitchen: w=18.5' x d=13.5'

-- family: w=17.5' x d=13.5'

-- diningroom: w=11'x10.5'

- house faces North/North-East, so I want to capture alot of natural South sun in the kitchen

- taking down wall between kitchen and familyroom; putting up a wall (behind range) where there used to be French doors

- RE-USING high-quality dark oak arched cabinets (will be stained dark like celticmoon's)

Planned purchases:

- 48" Wolf range

- 48" vent hood

- 2 Stainless steel bottom-freezer fridges (nothing else fits)

- SS counters along the wall

- 36" SS integrated sink

- rainforest brown granite for island

- dishwasher drawers

THANK YOU VERY MUCH for reading and any inputs.

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