We have just started to renovate our newly bought apartment. It is part of a very nice old building located in the center of Granada Spain.
The apartment is approx 120m2 and we are in the process of a major renovation (tear down walls, build new, new floor with radiation, new doors, new windows, new bathrooms, new kitchen etc.).
The apartment will look like this when walls have been removed and reconstructed:
At the moment the kitchen (large room in center of 3D illustration above) layout are giving us some problems. We are a family with three young children at the age of 2, 0 and 0 (the last two are twins). We wish for the kitchen to be the "social" room where we will spend the most of our time when we are together. We do not wish that the family is split up while one is working in the kitchen. This also goes when we have guests, i.e. we would like to have a “bar” where the guests can hang out while we are preparing the dinner for example.
The room has one window and also gets light from the salon/dining room (we plan to put a glass door between the dining room and kitchen) so it is a quite light room. The ceiling is high (approx 3100cm). We want a large fridge and a stand-up freezer. The oven and microwave should preferable be in “chest” height. We also prefer lots of working and storage space, and we want it to be a open room (not a “cramped” feeling).
At the moment we have this idea:
Can also be seen here: floorplanner view
On the back wall, over the table in 1800cm height, we plan to place closets.
Some pictures of the apartment with other design ideas for the kitchen which we are discussing can be seen here (last six pictures for ideas for kitchen): Google album
Any input would be very appreciated as we need to take decisions latest this week...
P.s. Sorry for my english, am obviously not a native english speaker - I do better in danish and spanish ;o)