Connecting rooms without halls
Are there guidelines for connecting rooms without halls? We are doing an addition but due to several factors including suburban setbacks, the only way to get to the new part of the house will be trekking through the old. We aren't talking about a lot of distance, but if you enter at the foyer, you'll have to go through the old living and dining rooms to get to the new kitchen/family room. Is that necessarily awful?
The dining room is a little larger than 22'x13' so you wouldn't actually be scootching around chairs to get to the kitchen; it'll have dedicated walkways as well as being quite open to the living room.
Is that too much? Is there a rule out there? I don't want to end up with a shotgun effect!