Kitchen/Great Room Layout
We are in the early stages of picking out a floor plan for a build we are hoping to start mid next year. After looking at way too many stock floorplans we are coming to the realization that what we end up with will inevitably be a blend of multiple plans. I've found this plan and like the great room/kitchen/hearth room with some modifications. We will be eliminating the breakfast room to try and get rid of square footage and lower costs.
What are thoughts regarding the following changes? Mirroring and moving the kitchen(the appliances won't be as shown, but general cabinet layout will be same) to the exterior wall of the hearth room, turning the current kitchen into the dining area, and removing most of the greatroom/kitchen wall and replacing it with a fireplace that could be seen by both the great room and new dining area? We don't know if the kitchen will then seem too far away or if it would cause an uncomfortable flow.
Thanks in advance! I've been stalking this site for a while now and you guys give some great advice.