MID-CENTURY ECLECTIC KITCHEN DESIGN PLANS
EXISTING KITCHEN FLOOR PLAN
You can see from the existing plan and the before photos that the kitchen layout is tired and dated looking. At my initial onsite visit the client provided a wish list for the space; this is some of what it included:
- Modernize space
- Eliminate peninsula
- Include an island
- Incorporate open shelves
- Reuse existing Viking Range
When I sit down at my drawing board to start a new project I begin by identifying possible changes that can be made to the existing floor plan. I’m looking for any possible tweaks that would allow me to model the space for improved function, adjacency and beauty. Usually this involves opening up a wall, or two…and pushing space in and out…in this case though the kitchen is already spacious and is perfectly situated off the garage and next to the great room and dining room…even at that I still found some variables that allowed me to interpret the space in a new and fresh way.
Did you notice the built-in desk in the existing floor plan, and just beyond it there is a door to the laundry room, followed by a narrow pantry? Making changes with this wall on the new floor plan options turned out to be my sweet spot!
Take a look at the design plans…essentially what you’ll see is two different floor plans that are based on the location of the refrigerator. To change things up and give more options to the clients I also included a bunch of different elevation options for each plan. You'll need to look closely to see the different features between the designs.
KITCHEN FLOOR PLAN A
FLOOR PLAN A - ELEVATIONS
KITCHEN FLOOR PLAN B
FLOOR PLAN B - ELEVATIONS
KITCHEN FLOOR PLAN C
THE TAKE AWAY
- When re-designing space always look for different variables that will allow for a new and improved interpretation of the space.
- Once you’ve decided on a kitchen floor plan, take the time to explore cabinet configurations. You might consider adding feature cabinets and shelves like are shown in this project.
- I know...with this take away I’m on repeat….to get the most out of your space be sure to hire a skilled interior designer who specializes in interior architecture. They will bring tremendous value to your project!
Check back to see how this project develops! Cheers!
PHOTO CREDIT: JAYLENE CROSBY