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Old 04-15-2013, 09:26 AM
 
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I am wondering if anyone has every attempted this.

kitchen is 15 x 12, with and entrance way and a back door. The openings are such that a U or L shape would be interrupted. the sink is no where near the window (short wall, directly across from entrance from dining room). why are sinks always by the window? should I really move the plumbing around for that?

I was thinking of keep both short walls clear, and doing sink and dishwasher on one side and fridge and oven on the other. this would leave about 6 feet in between.

thoughts? comments?
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Old 04-15-2013, 09:44 AM
 
Location: southwestern PA
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picture or floor plan?
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Old 04-15-2013, 10:01 AM
 
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I agree. We're going to need a picture or a floor plan.
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Old 04-15-2013, 10:19 AM
 
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Assuming the galley is currently oriented along the long dimension that is pretty spacious -- depending on doorways / windows it might be possiblw to incorporate some kind of island or similar feature -- that would be a very smart upgrade...
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Old 04-15-2013, 11:58 AM
 
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Chet - that is how the current set up is. There is a kitchen table in between as of now. I will get pictures as soon as I can.

I have the measurements, any good places to enter them in for a floor plan model?
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Old 04-15-2013, 12:02 PM
 
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Here is one site for free floor planning.
Create floor plans, house plans and home plans online with Floorplanner.com

If you do a google search for free floor plan sites quite a few come up
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Old 04-15-2013, 12:25 PM
 
Location: Tennessee
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My Galley Kitchen drives me crazy.Its in the very back of our house.There is noway to expand unless we tore the whole back of house off and built on.It sits about 7ft,off of the ground.They say it would cost at least 30,000 to remodel so unless I suddenly become rich and famous I will have to live with it for awhile longer.Ive done everything possible to change up the look but there is no makeing it larger.
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Old 04-15-2013, 05:33 PM
 
Location: Prospect, KY
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I would not buy a house with a kitchen that did not have a good sized window over the sink. If you cook a lot, you spend quite a bit of time at the sink - prepping, cleaning fruits and vegetables, cleaning pots and pans, willing things with water....it is great to be able to look outside and see the sunshine, trees, birds sky....who wants to look at a blank wall? Also, I love to open my over-the-kitchen-sink window - get a little fresh air breeze while I'm in the kitchen.
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Old 04-20-2013, 10:42 AM
 
Location: Southern New Hampshire
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I have the measurements, any good places to enter them in for a floor plan model?
A really easy floor planner is Ethan Allen's free 2D planner ... go to ethanallen.com - decorating ideas | modern, traditional, casual furniture | free interior design , hover over "Design & Inspiration" at the top right, and click on "2D Room Planner." It's very easy to learn and you can save your plans as .jpg files. I used it to plan rooms while I was waiting to close on my current house, and I found it pretty addictive!
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Old 04-23-2013, 04:10 PM
 
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We have a galley style kitchen and love it! It is a huge reason we had this house built. Ours is about 18 feet long on the outside wall and we have the range and fridge on that wall. Opposite that run of cabinetry and appliances there is an "island" that is 13.5 feet long, 3.5 feet wide that opens up to our living room. On that run of cabinetry we have a sink and the dishwashers. The 2 parts of the kitchen are separated by 5 feet of floor space between them. We've lived in houses with U shaped kitchens and they are a runner up to the galley style provided there is no island. We find islands in the middle of the u-shaped kitchen really hinders movement while cooking.
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