You might see a few kitchen posts in the near future as we plan a remodel of ours.
I have been trying to decide on a layout that works best for our family.
Right now, we have a peninsula where the cook top is located.
In the new kitchen, I would like to change this configuration to an island, but I am not completely sure about where to place the cook top.
I could have the cook top installed on the island like above. Right now my refrigerator is located in place of the wall oven in this picture so I could leave that since I don’t have enough space in there to move the fridge as shown above.
I have gotten used to seeing the rest of the room while I am cooking so this configuration is a workable option for me. On the other hand, I do like the idea of having more free space on the island for entertaining and eating.
The other option…
We could relocate the cook top to the far wall. This way I could have an awesome hood and even a possible pot filler. Of course I would be away from all “the action” in the kitchen if I were facing the wall while cooking. I would have to move my fridge too.