We have a tiny kitchen which we haven't touched since we moved into our house. It has old gloss units, a new world gas cooker, damaged mouldy laminate counter, and an undercounter fridge with busted door seal stacked on top of an undercounter freezer. It is safe to say that it is time to upgrade it with new units and appliances. We are however looking to move house in the next year or two, so don't want to overpay for things that we won't get the money back on in the future (within reason). Doing nothing isn't really an option as the existing kitchen is really quite horrible.
We had a quote from Howdens through the builder who did our garage conversion, however didn't feel it offered more for the price than the units we had installed in our utility sourced through DIY-Kitchens. I've had a play with the design tool on their website and come up with the below:
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My questions for the hive are as follows:
1. Is 890mm a wide enough gap to leave for a walk-way through into the dining area between my sink and dishwasher (stand-alone unit on right by front door)?
2. We currently have an undercounter gas double oven with stove, but are keen to go for a separate 60cm induction hob (another flat surface to use for food prep in a limited sized kitchen) and then a double built-in electric oven with microwave above it. Is there much to pick between Bosch/AEG when it comes to ovens/induction hobs/extractor fans? I like the look of the AEG DCE731110M as the top oven also has a fan, which provides an amount of flexibility when it comes to cooking for larger gatherings. We'll need to get a new cable run for the oven/induction hob, so that's one more thing for the electrician to do on top of the lights, sockets etc.
3. Would it be completely unworkable to have a 70cm wide/deep fridge freezer next to the 30cm pull out tall larder unit? My main concern is it would stick out further into the limited kitchen space (especially with 5cm gap behind for ventilation), but with the bonus of giving us additional fridge/freezer space which is something we struggle with now.
4. Wood effect porcelain floor tiles throughout the kitchen and dining room - naff or practical for easy cleaning around a toddler and dog? Any particular recommendations for where they could be sourced?
5. Are there any glaring issues with my kitchen design that people think will make it unworkable, aside from the point above?
I hope there are no objections to abusing your collective wisdom, but will happily delete if so.