The final phase of our
- ripping out the peninsula that separated the kitchen and family room and housed the gas cooktop
- installing a 48" Bluestar gas range on the wall that backs to the new dining room/library
- relocating the fridge
- widening the opening between the former dining area to make the space even more open
- adding an island (not shown in this plan)
Here's the view from the family room in to the kitchen. The doorway to the far right goes out to the hall/stairwell area. The 48" range will be centered on the wall where you see the old fridge cabinet. The fridge will go where those white cabinets are now.
Here's the view from the stairwell/hall area looking in to the kitchen. This wall, where the temporarily relocated cabinets (w/ no legs) are now, will be cut back to create a 6' or so opening. Eventually, I'm thinking about having built-in in bookshelves installed here to make this hallway area more usable.
This is the other side of that wall. Now only 1' will extend past where you see the old fridge cabinet. Oh, by the way, there's some of my extensive vintage aluminum tray collection that I've never gotten around to blogging about, lol.
Finally, here's the view from the dining room/library though the kitchen to the family room with the former peninsula demolished. Love how the space feels even more open and connected now! The existing floors - which were not flush with all the other floors - are being ripped out and replaced with hardwood that will be at the same level as the family room and hall/living room. Really looking forward to that!
I'll keep you posted over the next two months because we've got a real deadline - my daughter's high school graduation party!!!