First, I wanted to lead with a picture of precisely why we need a big kitchen. Put simply, we have a big family! This picture was taken last year, when our furry Bichon, Pablo, turned 15! We had just a few of our closest family members and friends over and it still felt as though the kitchen could use a little more square footage.
The new kitchen is actually segmented into three parts. There is the more formal dining room, which houses an oversized maple table, then the actual kitchen, which is nothing more than an angled counter with a sink, pushed up near a small row of cabinets at the top. Then, off to the left, there is a tiny eating nook where another cafe table could go.
Our plan is to combine all of these spaces into one open-concept, free-flowing kitchen. We don't have a need for a separate dining room, as we rarely eat anywhere besides the kitchen counter as it is. There is so much space to use that I want to make sure everything flows. We also plan to position the kitchen island in direct view of the living room television so we can chop veggies and watch the game at the same time! Small considerations such as these are defining our process as we take on our second major remodel. We want every decision to be deliberate and every design to be intentional.