I have a small Victorian end of terrace property. At the moment, on the ground floor there are two reception rooms (living room and dining room), which are open to the extension on the back of the house that contains a narrow galley kitchen just over two metres long with units on both sides, and a bathroom at the back of the house. There is currently a bi-fold door between the bathroom and kitchen.
We are planning an extension and will put the bathroom upstairs. I am deliberating whether to knock down the dividing wall, opening up the kitchen into what is now the bathroom space, or whether to keep the wall and door so that the bathroom becomes a utility room.
If we go for the utility room option, we will then move the fridge and washing machine into it, to free up a bit more work surface space and two more cupboard spaces. It will also mean that we can shut the door on the washing machine and not have to listen to it churning away if we put it on in the evening, as currently there are no doors between it and the living room.
One idea I would appreciate opinions on is to move the kitchen sink into the utility room. This would create a significant amount more work surface in the kitchen. The sink would only be just the other side of the wall, and the doors stay open most of the time. It would be not more than about a metre away from the cooker, for example.
Would it put you off buying a house if you found that the kitchen sink wasn't actually in the kitchen, but was very close by?