Kitchen/dining/living room flow

7 years ago

I apologise for this being long winded before I start... I'm just so confused that any help would be great.

I have attached the ground floor plan of our home. We want to do some internal renovations/ remodelling and increase the size of our kitchen area in particular.

I'm thinking of extending the wall between the lounge and family room over to the utility room and squaring off the back of the house, leaving the utility in place.

I'm thinking of moving the kitchen to the family room area as I would like a linear kitchen with an island. The current kitchen area is too narrow for this.

The second photo shows an idea that might work but it's really not doing it for me.

I don't want to block off the living room from the kitchen but I don't know if you should have a kitchen off a living room. Is it a better flow for the dining area to flow into the living room?

Also I'm not sure if we are trying to get too much into the room. We don't really need a seating area in the kitchen dining area. I think it will look all squished.

So confused ........

Comment (1)

  • phoenix
    Original Author
    7 years ago
    Thank you for commenting. I was hoping to place double doors /pocket doors between the kitchen and living room that I could open or close off particularly in the depths of winter. I like my heat.

    Doing that leaves me with less wall space for kitchen units particularly the American style fridge freezer but something has to give.

    The back wall of the house opens/or rather doesn't open to the garden at the moment but I would like it to do so.

    So nothing unusual here, I just want a kitchen /diner / utility that opens onto the garden for outside entertainment, but I think my main struggle is with the length and narrowness of the room. I'm finging it really hard to visualise a functional working space.
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