This project is to remodel a small, cramped galley kitchen into a nice open kitchen with a casual dining area and recreational room (small den). My plan is to knock down the wall between the current kitchen and the adjacent room, what I call the study (or den) on the floorplans. When these spaces are combined, space will be limited, but that is where your design skills will shine on this project. I am looking to replace everything, with the following exceptions:
1) A Scottsman under counter ice maker that is pretty new. This icemaker can be seen in the pictures of the wet bar. The ice maker is a Scotsman DCE33 and the dimensions are 33.875"H x 15"W x 22.8"D.
2) It would be nice to keep the glass table (54 inches round) shown in the pictures of the study.
3) It would also be nice to incorporate a large screen TV into the design that is viewable from the kitchen, dining and entertainment areas.
Budget for the project is up to $40,000, but preferably closer to $30,000.
I am very excited to see what you come up with! Thank you in advance for lending your expertise to my small, but fun project.
UPDATE: One of the wall posts asked about the two windows at the front of the house. I wanted to provide more information on the windows, as they will most likely have an impact on the design. The windows cannot be moved or changed in any way unfortunately. Based on the community I live in, I cannot change the exterior appearance of my house. Both windows are the same size and installed at the same elevation. The window sill (bottom of the window) is only 20 inches off the floor, and extends 60 inches in height. So, the top of the window is 80" off the floor. Both windows are 42 inches wide.
1) Create an open kitchen space with casual dining and entertainment areas
2) Appeal to a wide audience when it comes to resale
3) Equal parts form and function, yet cost conscious.
4) Have all necessary documents to provide to contractors in order to obtain bids while limiting questions needing to be answered to obtain price quote
5) Project sponsored vendor products are optional in the design, and will not count against the competitor if not used.
Less modern, more traditional look and feel
Subway tile installed vertically as a backsplash (see pic for example)
All electric appliances (there is no gas turned on within the house, but can be if needed)
Appliances built into the walls/cabinets
Quartz counter tops
Hooded vent for cooktop
Many would disagree, but I like the accessibility of a pot rack, as long as it does clutter the kitchen.
The all important microwave
Staying within the budget
Obstructed pathways to other rooms