First I have to build a good-sized detached garage. Then the kitchen remodel can start. I don't want to do a remodel that is untrue to the character of the house's facade, so some pictures help explain why the garage is part of the kitchen remodel.
This is roughly what exists now (though there's a window over the sink as shown in the remodel):
And after the new garage is built, the remodel would proceed along these lines:
Which means I need to raise the floor of the garage, add heating and cooling, serious hood and ducting. Dig out under the garage and finish for the ambient ground temp storage for potatoes and other good. Iv'e seen the work of a local company that does this mostly for home theater. No window light to contend wtih and well sound proofed on all but one wall. They could certainly do the work for a good storage room. This will need some climate control work too.
The current kitchen would get some touch ups for serving as a butler's pantry and snack center.
- microwave oven for casual snacking
- a fridge for beverages and snacks
- redo the counters to get rid of the cooktop hole
- redo some cabinets for the smaller fridge and disappearing wall oven.
- The storage would be for the various grades of service.
- Dishwasher for those items.
- a toaster oven somewhere. Good for snacking and toasting of quick items.
Off in the kitchen:
- a 6 burner stove with grill
- killer hood
- wok ring
2 convection ovens
- One micro
- Separate fridge and freezer. Maybe some more downstairs in the store room.
- Two rolling carts/locking casters marked by C
- Table marked by T
Debated extending the bottom window into a small greenhouse for winter herbs, but it would look stupid on the house and cause entrance/egress issues
Dashed lines show upper cabinets
Mezz's list is pretty good. Throw that in too.
Do I get to hire a worker in perpetuity for cleaning duties out of this budget and prep help? Some staff is part of a dream kitchen it seems. He/She can live in the apartment above the detached garage.