Today we’re going to take a look at a kitchen project where we’re going to expand the size of the existing kitchen, so this is a plan of the clients existing kitchen in their current home, and basically what the situation is that the walkway here and here between the island and the adjoining countertops is way too small, it’s only about 30 inches and so it’s just very tight. it’s almost impossible for the occupants of the house to pass one another when they’re both in there together, it’s hard to get into lower cabinets, it’s just not working great.so what we’re going to do is we’re going to figure out in this case ,we’re going to expand the kitchen but the question is how much do we expand it. so let’s start working this way first.
now the client has picked out new appliances and the refrigerator is going to be a counter depth model and it is going to stay in this location, so this dimension right here starts out as 2 feet ,24 inches, now we need a decent walkway to get through here because there’s more than one cook in the kitchen, I would recommend a walkway it’s very comfortable at 48 inches,4 feet.
okay, at this point this is going to give us a line which is basically going to become the new outside perimeter of the island,now for the island we’re also going to make a new one and they want to have access from both sides with drawers, a typical base cabinet is 24 inches, we’re gonna have those on both sides so we’re going to come across again 48 inches, that’s going to make the other side of the island, now we need another walkway again, the four foot will work great so here we are at 48 inches across, this is now the face of a sink cabinet base cabinets 24 inches here is the new wall location, 16 feet across they’re going to have a very nice kitchen.