Asked on Jul 11, 2018

My kitchen layout is weird, need help with ideas for makeover. Ideas?

Deanna NassarCindyShore grandmom
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I want to update my kitchen. It is the standard builders grade but the layout is weird. The kitchen has a bar area that eats up some flooring space and I am not sure if my walls are load bearing. Any ideas on how to free up space? I want to add a double wall oven and not sure where.

q my kitchen layout is weird need help with ideas for makeover
q my kitchen layout is weird need help with ideas for makeover
q my kitchen layout is weird need help with ideas for makeover
5 answers
  • Wow! What an awesome space! I would be jumping for joy for all the workspace and storage. And yes I do see room for improvement. First you need to know if column by the dishwasher is load bearing or not. If it is, that will cost a chunk of change to redistribute the weight, but would certainly open things up if you could redesign the sink area. You might need to lose a section of cabinets next to the pantry for the double wall ovens. Do you want to keep the range and microwave or do away with that set up and go with a cook top? Would on line space planning tools help?

  • Boh33773891
    on Jul 11, 2018

    I would take out the dish washer and place it on the other side of the sink and use that area to put in your double oven
  • Shore grandmom
    on Jul 12, 2018

    Most likely that is a load bearing wall, and like Naomie said, it will be costly and messy to deal with it. It would be nice to get rid of it, though. And she's right about the cabinets next to the pantry, (assuming that is a pantry), is where the double oven should go. Assuming you get rid of the stove and put in a cooktop, you'll also be redoing your countertop. And if the tile backsplash was done right, the tile is on top of the countertop. So you might have to redo at least some of it. And you'll then need a place for a microwave. There are shelves for them, most cabinet companies make them to match. When you rearrange a kitchen, it's like a snowball. One thing leads to another and the list just keeps growing. Good luck with your kitchen redo.

  • Cindy
    on Jul 12, 2018

    I agree that the best place for a double wall oven is next to your pantry. If you will be eliminating the regular stove/oven, you will have to redo the counter tops and cabinetry all the way down to the end. The microwave could stay where it is. Best of luck to you.

  • Deanna Nassar
    on Jul 12, 2018

    Best option would seem to be take out range/microwave, put in cook top and ovens in that space. As to column; I believe it is load bearing. Area at one time may have had a wall with regular size door and wall may have extended into what is now a bar area over sink. On the flip side that small cutout area in other room. Could have been a smaller bar that was closed in to hang cabinets on. Add a couple of shelves for a curio cabinet.

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