Mike Rock, Granite Bay Luxury New Construction...For Less (Complete Design)

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Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Hard for me to say, as I'm very visual and I really need to see the space to see what layout I would prefer.

Jun 11, 2016 09:39 PM
Susan Emo
Sotheby's International Realty Canada - Brokerage - Kingston, ON
Kingston and the 1000 Islands Area

I like 2 or 5.  As a cook, I want to be able to prep or cook on my own island and have my guests on theirs.  Barbara Todaro speaks of a magical island in her design choice.

Jun 11, 2016 09:06 AM
Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Your Bay County Florida Realtor 850.774.6582

I like #2 most

Jun 11, 2016 10:02 PM
Mike Rock
Complete Design - Granite Bay, CA
Granite Bay Luxury New Construction...For Less

this is the kitchen ...pls suggest away!!

Jun 12, 2016 12:39 PM
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker


Jun 11, 2016 11:42 PM
Val Evans
Scottsdale, AZ

#2 matches our home. Hubby and I are both amatuer chefs. Works perfect while family/friends sit on the barstools and stuff their faces. The smaller island makes a perfect prep station.

Jun 11, 2016 02:04 PM
Evelyn Johnston
Friends & Neighbors Real Estate - Elkhart, IN
The People You Know, Like and Trust!

I like the big block one top row left side.  If you could get barstools all the way around it, it would be awesome!

Jun 11, 2016 12:38 PM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

#6 for sure!

Jun 11, 2016 11:56 AM
Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

I like 2 and think it has appeal and character and will allow good movement in the kitchen.

Jun 11, 2016 11:14 AM
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

1 is too "standard" home.  3 and 6 don't make sense to me visually.  4 I really don't like the rhombus.

2 & 5 are my favorites, seems like they would be the most functional.  I'm leaning toward #2 as the best, simply because the "C" shape allows for cabinets underneath that won't have dead space (like in the corner of the L) and I think you can pick up an extra usable seating space in that middle section where the 90 degree corner would have been.

Jun 11, 2016 11:14 AM
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

#2 speaks to me...I like the looks, the easy go round and the break-up of the room.

Jun 11, 2016 10:55 AM
Chrissi Chapman Topoleski
Coldwell Banker Realty - Woodbridge, VA
Passionate about helping others achieve success!

I also like the look of #6 and the responses of the others for how to use it. For me, I like the rounded corner facing into the great room. It feel less closed off.

Jun 11, 2016 09:20 AM
Raj Taj
RE/MAX - Lake Bluff, IL
Drive By Blessings!

I prefer #6., #3 would also work nicely.

Jun 11, 2016 08:47 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

#6 looks exacly like the one we had in our home in Los Angeles.  We rounded the corners.  A

Jun 11, 2016 08:32 AM
Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
& Host of Postcards From Success Podcast

I like #6, just a big island that's multipurpose; kitchen side loaded with a sink, storage, maybe wine fridge, outside is seating for 6-8 friends. Doubles as a bar and casual dining counter.

Jun 11, 2016 08:20 AM
Toronto, ON

It probably depends upon the user(s) of the kitchen.  Some people may have preferred layouts that work for them based on their past experience.

Jun 11, 2016 08:18 AM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

I would say 2  but 5 will work also.  I do all the cooking in my house.

Jun 13, 2016 01:03 AM
Shawn and Angela Miller
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Amabassador Real Estate - Lincoln, NE
Lincoln and Omaha, NE REALTORS®

I like #6 the best.  I think it would flow better.  But that's just me.

Jun 12, 2016 11:59 PM
Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

#6 but with a round edge. I've seen your pictures, two are gorgeous, but too busy. 

Jun 12, 2016 05:15 PM
Sharon Altier, SFR
Lawton Realty Group, Inc. - Elmhurst, IL
Your Real Estate Partner

Depends upon the room(s) near the kitchen and how it may interact.  Up for the most counter space and storage.  #3 looks great, but can see how some home layouts may not work with it.  I have seen #5 in some higher end homes and that enables the homeowner to entertain and let guests visit, while being at outer edge of kitchen, gnoshing on appetizers, while they speak to homeowner who is in interior, preparing food or serving. 

Jun 12, 2016 02:54 PM
Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

I like #3  I'm not fan of odd shapes in the kitchen open to the great room.  It tends to not allow any funky art which I love.

Jun 12, 2016 02:41 PM
Lisa Von Domek
Lisa Von Domek Team - Dallas, TX
....Experience Isn't Expensive.... It's Priceless!

I need to see the floorplan to determine...I am very picky when it comes to kitchen design!

Jun 12, 2016 11:39 AM
Patricia Kennedy
RLAH Real Estate - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

I like to see at least one really large countertop area.  Wouldn't use marble - it is really problematic in a kitchen where anyone actually cooks.  It's beautiful until it starts to crack and stain.

Jun 12, 2016 09:19 AM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

I am leaning towards #2. I also like #6.

Jun 12, 2016 07:39 AM
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

My preference would be #5.

Jun 12, 2016 03:20 AM
Dick Greenberg
New Paradigm Partners LLC - Fort Collins, CO
Northern Colorado Residential Real Estate

Hi Mike - Personally, I'd rather have 1 big island than 2 smaller ones - prep can get pretty complicated around here.

Jun 12, 2016 02:47 AM
Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

Not enough information. Need to see the rest of the floorplan with traffic patterns.

Jun 12, 2016 12:37 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

I'm liking #6.

Jun 11, 2016 11:55 PM
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

Door number 2 - but that's just me

Jun 11, 2016 10:55 PM
Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg Real Estate Agent Retired

My parents house was #4, didn't like it. I know that you are trying to round off the edges but it didn't work OR it should have been larger for their house.

#3 is interesting but I'd have to see it in real life. Haven't so far.

Jun 11, 2016 10:26 PM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Our configuration is better than your diagrams.

Jun 11, 2016 10:13 PM
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

Good luck.

Jun 11, 2016 09:29 PM
Jeff Pearl
RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA - Lovettsville, VA
Full Service Full Time Realtor

2 or 4. I'm assuming there are no cook tops mounted in the islands.

Jun 11, 2016 07:40 PM
Debbie Gartner
The Flooring Girl - White Plains, NY
The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers

I like 2 and 3.

Jun 11, 2016 07:34 PM
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Mike Rock - If I have to pick one, it will be #6.

Jun 11, 2016 03:51 PM
Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC

I LIKE 2 and 5 - Show us pictures when it is done! 

Jun 11, 2016 12:45 PM
Diana Zaccaro Broker Associate
Tropical Beachside brokered by eXp - Cocoa Beach, FL
"The Accidental Blogger" Cocoa Beach, Florida

I like 2 for functionality but 6 (with rounded corners) for an open feeling and the best traffic pattern. Our friends have #6 with the kitchen opening to a great room so sounds very similar to what you described. The concept of 1, 3 and 5 is good but the shapes do not appeal to me, too square looking. 2 or 6 look softer, especially with rounded corners.  



Jun 11, 2016 11:52 AM
Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

Vote: 1 or 6.

Wife says: 2

Jun 11, 2016 11:20 AM
Grace Hanamoto
Intero Real Estate - Sunnyvale, CA
Quality, Knowledge, Professionalism, Experience

I'm voting 6, but I'm just particular enough about my kitchen, that a lot would depend on where the frig and all of the cooktops and sinks are going to be located.  

Also given the alternate designs, a lot would depend on the size of the proposed space.  If #6 gives you an island that rivals, say, Kawaii, then it might not be appropriate and look oversized for the space.

I guess I'm saying, Mike, I need more info and pictures pal!

Jun 11, 2016 11:10 AM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

I like # 6 or #3.  Our friends remodeled and have the larger center island Like #6). It's perfect for entertaining. 

Jun 11, 2016 09:51 AM
Allie Angeloni
Long Realty - Oro Valley, AZ

Nice choices for an island Mike Rock - thank you for many options.  My choice is for #3, with a large Prep Island, with a slight modification.  The Sitting/Eating Island I would love rounded or oval, as it would be a nice way to still sit and visit and eat, while someone is doing prep.  Is that a possibility? 

Jun 11, 2016 09:31 AM
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

island #6 would probably be my choice and the cabinetry under the island counter would be used for storage of large items.... it would have three door and one stack of roll out drawers....behind the third door would be a couple of shelves for large pans....

the island should fit 5 people.... 

Jun 11, 2016 09:13 AM
Kathleen Luiten
Resort and Second-Home Specialist - Princeville, HI
Kauai Luxury Ocean Home Sales


Jun 16, 2016 05:52 PM
Chris Ann Cleland
Long and Foster REALTORS®, Gainesville, VA - Bristow, VA
Associate Broker, Bristow, VA

I have #6 in my home and HATE it.  I'd go with #2.

Jun 13, 2016 10:27 AM