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Help with odd kitchen layout

Cee Bee
14 days ago

Husband and I are stuck.

Current plans - although some disagreement - open the kitchen to dining room to have two openings and wall in middle ( DR has wonderful southern light).

Open the kitchen to study - which also serves as guest bedroom for parents ( husband loves natural light and the study faces east). My concern is about privacy and sound when parents are here. Husb prefers the study serving as opening to an open fam room when they’re not.

Current probs- stove is too close to window, limited prep space.

Refrigerator has to be moved - too close to mudroom door.

Once study is open, I will lose the nice eat in area a 5-6 seat round table in the eat in area which works well for elderly parents - which is why I wasn’t so keen on island, side by side seating, even if two tiered. Am I exaggerating the seating issue - seniors can easily sit in island and the “familial” isn’t that lost - just feels too “counter like” to me.

Don’t want a sink or stove in island. The shared wall between kitchen and dining room on kitchen side I see as a beverage/coffee station.

Nothing is a given - except moving the fridge and stove away from window.

Any advice?

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