I own a small cape cod style brick home.
The ground floor is about 800 square feet. The second story is currently unfinished(planning a dormer and master bed/bath and office up there within the next couple of years.
Here is the thing, the current 2 bedrooms are both small (about 12x11 and 10 x 11) and on the one side of the house. the bathroom is on the back wall, and the kitchen is a gally kitchen beside the bathroom. The kitchen looks like a hallway...
The bathroom is on the slate to be re-done and I hate how small it is and am thinking of making it bigger at the expense of the kitchen.
Here is a rough layout:
*Forgot to add on pic, the squre by the fridge is the chimney.*
Now what I would like to do is knock down the wall between the kitchen and bathroom, turn the tub so its between the outer wall and the chimney, and the new kitchen wall would be moved in about 3 ft.
The 3 ft is a lot of space to take from the kitchen, but the kitchen feels cluttered and feels like a hallway, I did the math and while I would lose floor space, I would actually gain counter top and cabinet space by then cornering the counter/cabinets instead of just running them along the back wall.
I would then move the stove from where it is to the opposite wall(back corner of the house) and put a vent over it allowing the stove's current corner to stay open or put a breakfast bar type table with more storage underneath.
So the question is, am I unwise to shrink an already small kitchen a little more?