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Sylar

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 02, 2012 2:24 am Reply with quote

Well this will be a while before it gets started as we haven't bought anything yet, were still looking at suppliers.

But here's the design so far. It involves removing the wall (load bearing) between the current kitchen and dining room which will be the first task.

Spec includes underfloor electric heating, oak worktops, integrated units (and a dishwasher, yes!). Were considering a slim wine cooler too (to replace the 300mm cabinet under the breakfast bar.

So anyway here's what ive come up with, can anyone see any issues with layout etc...?





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RedHerring2

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 02, 2012 9:12 am Reply with quote

Forget the breakfast bar, with a table so close it'll get little use.
I'd also reduce the full-height cupboards to just one.
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Sylar

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 02, 2012 12:11 pm Reply with quote

The second full height is needed to hide the boiler. Don't fancy moving it, and if i did i would need somewhere else to put the fridge freezer.

I think the breakfast bar adds a massive design touch, but agree it may not get used all that much as an actual breakfast bar. We may lose the chair and it'll be just an extra worktop.
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Mike10

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 03, 2012 10:46 am Reply with quote

Only being able to half open that door would annoy me very quickly.
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BigRobCanUFixIt

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 03, 2012 2:57 pm Reply with quote

Mike10 wrote:
Only being able to half open that door would annoy me very quickly.


My backdoor opens towards the counter top and annoys me.... Of the door opens the other way then It should be ok.
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Sylar

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 03, 2012 5:20 pm Reply with quote

Mike10 wrote:
Only being able to half open that door would annoy me very quickly.


It would annoy me too, luckily it opens outwards.
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iaith

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 04, 2012 8:09 pm Reply with quote

I think you've done well with the space you've got . If it were possible to move the back door, you could add a few units, but it's a lot of work for two units. I would have a drainer sink if you insist on oak worktops. I was going to have oak in my own kitchen but I opted for oak-look laminate. And I don't regret it.
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LucyHF

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 05, 2012 10:27 pm Reply with quote

I really like the design, think you've thought very hard about the use of space. Hope it all goes well.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 04, 2012 10:11 am Reply with quote

The breakfast bar would annoy me too. Could the worktop follow through a short distance into the 'floor boarded' room instead?
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 04, 2012 11:20 am Reply with quote

Looks good, but perhaps add a more "flowing" wall to the breakfast bar rather than the sharp corner?
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Beval

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 11, 2012 11:03 pm Reply with quote

I think it looks good. However to me it does not look that spacious :S I personaly prefer a big kitchen with a lot of space. However I do love the design and hope it goes well icon_biggrin.gif
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Mikefromlondon

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 24, 2012 7:52 pm Reply with quote

Nice little kitchen bruv, but get rid of that ironing board you don't need it there ! (lol)

What about your extractor fan ducting ? or are you going to use charcoal filter for food smells and grease.

I would actually move the door by a few inches and you can have extra space for storage, moving a door isn't as big a job as it seems.
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Zulley

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 05, 2012 5:04 pm Reply with quote

have a look on ebay for kitchen units, a lot cheaper then anywhere else. Type in 'kitchen units mfi' or similar, surprisingly its all mfi's old stock. If anyone finds a cheap place to get good quality doors please let me know.
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