Waffling between two layouts. Please help!
IÃ¢ÂÂm sure both of these need modification, but IÃ¢ÂÂm having a difficult time deciding between a u-shaped layout and an L with island. Here are the two with pros and cons. All feedback is most welcome!
I like the extra storage I get with this plan (mostly in the DR), and the bar area that I could create in the DR because of the longer counter. Not sure if it is a pro or con that it is more separate from the living areasÃ¢ÂÂ¦I kind of like it, though.
L Shape with Island
I like the traffic pattern better with this layout, but miss the storage/bar area.
Both of these options are completely open to suggestion - weÃ¢ÂÂll be moving all the appliances and the opening into the family room and taking down walls, so IÃ¢ÂÂm almost working with an empty box here. And extra thanks to mamadadapaige for even getting me to this pointÃ¢ÂÂ¦last time I posted, I was really stuck in the rut of the current layout.