My first kitchen reno designs. Please tell me what you think2
Jul 23, 2018 8:35 pm
Here is my first kitchen reno I'm in the process of getting quotes for...I'd like to hear all comments/suggestions/criticism.
I'd like to comment, but before I do I'd like to know if you did the plans or if you used a designer?
Re: My first kitchen reno designs. Please tell me what you t5
Jul 24, 2018 2:43 pm
thanks for taking the time to reply TheShed, I appreciate your input. Could you maybe elaborate a bit? That is a G shaped kitchen, arguably, one of the most well known / standard layouts there is. Do you mean because I used perspective view and all the angles look off?
Re: My first kitchen reno designs. Please tell me what you t6
Jul 24, 2018 3:14 pm
Well, you have three spots where you would require corner cupboards in a G shape kitchen. Personally I dislike those type of cupboards as they are awkward to access. You have drawers under a sink and a cooktop. I’ve never seen this in a kitchen personally before. Have you considered that under the sink you would need to run piping for the taps, sink waste as well as the dishwasher in/outlets? Most people put a cupboard here for this reason.
Re: My first kitchen reno designs. Please tell me what you t7
Jul 24, 2018 3:25 pm
thanks TheShed, I see your point now.
You are spot on, the drawers under the sink will be hitting the piping if it doesn't have special cut outs as you can see in this pic:
the cookstove drawers will be fitted below the cooktop with enough clearance, I already went through the instructions and factored in the appropriate distance. I thought it would be nice to have the pots storage there, right under the cooktop.
As for the corner cupboards, once again, you make a good point with them being awkward to access, they will be a combination of
blind storage pullout
I think it would be cheaper to do what you say with the cupboards under the sink, I am fairly tall and just can't stand having to get down low and deep into cupboards on the floor, I find drawers so much nicer and easier to use.
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Jul 24, 2018 3:42 pm
This is top view of what have planned. The dimension are 3200mm x 4070mm (and 3070mm)
Some pointers to help you understand the diagram -
- there is a window above sink and dishwasher, so no high cupboards on that wall
- below the sink is a cupboard with 2 doors
- on the side that is 3070mm, there is a rangehood canopy with 900mm wide cooker below
- on either side of the cooker, there is a set of 3 drawers
- on the 3030mm wall, there are 2 high cupboards on either side of rangehood canopy
- perpendicular to the 3070mm side is an island type extension 800 by 600, with 150mm overhang
- there are 2 shelves in this island type extension (no doors or drawers)
- on the 4070mm side, adjacent to the dishwasher is a corner cupboard
- two sets of 2 deep drawers each next to the corner cupboard
- 3 cupboards above the drawers and corner
- full height pantry 800 mm
- space for fridge 980mm
Re: My first kitchen reno designs. Please tell me what you t9
Aug 01, 2018 5:56 pm
drawers under your sink are a no no. The plumbing will take out most of the space leaving you with potentially hundreds of dollars worth of drawer hardware for next to no use.
Re: My first kitchen reno designs. Please tell me what you t10
Aug 01, 2018 6:52 pm
I suggest you see a kitchen designer. The shape looks really awkward to start with.
Hi Rob, I agree with TheShed. Seek expert advice, whether it's free or paid.
Drawing your plan is already a good start. You have an idea of what you want, therefore it makes the job of the kitchen specialist easier when they help you tweak or remodel your design. I recommend you spend time visiting a couple of kitchen showrooms to get ideas, talk to their staff and so on. Kitchens are the biggest investments, second to bathrooms, so you want to arm yourself with as much info.
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