Kitchen and dining room remodel in a 32 year old colonial inspired home. Current galley style kitchen has a minimum amount of work space and is removed from the living space. The eat-in area in the current kitchen is both too small and in the middle of 3 door ways. Will remodel existing kitchen, kitchen eat-in area, dining room and laundry room (if needed) to achieve design goals.
1. Create a more functional kitchen with more work space and a large dining area.
2. Create a more open floor plan that feels more accessible from the living areas.
3. Improve the flow of the entire area.
4. Update the kitchen to be more modern while keeping with a more classic/colonial theme to match the architecture of the remainder of the home.
This project will be executed. We may wish to continue working with the winning designer; he/she does not need to be available on site.
1. The wall through the center of the space (between existing dining room and kitchen and existing kitchen and laundry room) is a load bearing wall. Portions of the wall can be removed to open up the space, however, a 6' portion must remain due to duct work. Due to the way the second floor and attic were framed the header used to support the second floor in the opened portions must remain below ceiling level as it would entail a large re-framing project to place the header into the ceiling.
2. Would like to consider incorporating the 2 built-in cabinets in the existing dining room into the design but it is not required.
3. Separate kitchen eat-in and dining room spaces are not required. The existing space can be turned into one large kitchen with integrated dining area. A separate dining room can be incorporated at the designer's discretion.
4. Prefer to incorporate a large walk-in or butler's pantry.
5. The house is typically accessed through the garage via the door to the basement shown in the drawing. A storage area for purses, keys, etc. near this door would be preferred. A larger area for shoes, coats, etc. would be welcome but is not required if it detracts from the overall design.
6. The four seasons room shown on the drawing is the original front porch that was enclosed. This room will be remodeled (not the scope of this competition) to include a fire place and small sitting area. Currently the plan is to replace the original front door (shown in the pictures with windows on either side) with glass french doors. The entrance into this room can be changed as needed.
7. Would prefer to locate the kitchen work space closer to the living room but it is not required.
8. The laundry and bath area may be modified as needed with the following exceptions; the exterior door must remain in the same position, the bathroom must not be eliminated, the laundry room must remain a functional laundry room but the layout may be modified.
9. The 3 windows in the current dining room will be replaced with double doors to a access a deck.
10. Avid cook and would prefer a "chef's kitchen" with upgraded features such as a 6 burner cook top, double oven and extra wide refrigerator.
Largest factor in choosing a design is overall flow of the area and functionality of the kitchen.
Can be arranged if designers are local to the area.
1. Layout and/or plan view.
2. Text description of design elements where required.
3. Eye level views.
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