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Open kitchen to sunroom or fam room? Layout help needed

Nicolle S
3 years ago
last modified: 3 years ago

I am trying to determine whether it makes the most sense to open my awkward L-shaped kitchen toward the family room, by removing upper cabinets and relocating refrig or making a larger pass-thru opening to the sunroom/solarium, where we have our kitchen table. Removing the entire wall where pass-thru is is not an option from a budget stand point since its load-bearing. We currently use the breakfast nook (12'6" x 14') as a sitting area since it was too tight to house the kitchen table and chairs. Plus, the sunroom was turning into a big waste of space.

I tried to capture my kitchen goals here, but please don't bore yourself. I opted to over-share in hopes of getting ideas from people who may have been down this road before.

I welcome any and all ideas. I do plan to hire a kitchen designer, but I first want to be able to clearly articulate what I want along with a layout that makes sense rather than my current list:

  • white/light cabinets & different color island
  • new floor but do not want to attempt to match hardwoods
  • bigger island without cooktop


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