How to Build a Long, Skinny, Curved Kitchen
I just posted two photos of my kitchen: http://www.NicaLiving.com/node/15236 and http://www.NicaLiving.com/node/15237 for reference. I am looking for some ideas of how to use the space. It's not really small, just a funny shape.
First, what you see in the photos. In the first one, you see from the entryway to the stove. The microwave is against a 25 inch wide wall at the end of the counter. That wall has 12VDC, 24VDC and 120VAC available in it. That counter-top is 24 inches deep. The next electric feed is 120VAC on the far side of the stove.
In the second photo you see the narrower counter-top. It is 18 inches deep. On the left is a chest-type refrigerator (covered with cardboard to protect it from the work we are doing/make it into a nice table). There is a 24VDC outlet behind the fridge and a 120VAC one on the wall above it. (That probably makes a logical place for the microwave.) On the back wall is an electric water heater and 120VAC outlet.
All the racks you see under the counter-tops are temporary as is the sink drain pipe held in place with plastic packing tape. And, well, there are too many electrodomesticos on the counter-top. The space between the counter-top and the wall on the other side varies from about four to a bit over five feet. It is not curved—it has three flat segments. The total length of the space along the curved outside wall is about 20 feet.
I have some ideas but I am open to suggestions. It is quite a bit of space but its shape makes it a design challenge.