is my eat-in kitchen too awkward for a built-in?
I am trying to figure out how to put a table in my small kitchen without blocking the sliding glass door-- or taking up the entire space , since the eat in part leads to the kitchen on the left, the sliding glass door to the deck on the right, and the living room in front facing it.
Would built in seating (in an L shape with the short part against the counter in the middle, and the long part under the back wall window) with a pedestal table look nice? I think this would be a great space saver and look more personal.
Or would it look better by tearing out the island/counter thing and then just putting a table in the middle? I think this might make the kitchen look more open and spacious instead of cramped, but I would lose valuable counter space.
Is there another option I haven't thought of?
Here are some pics for reference. The first three are the kitchen in question, the last two are the kind of built in I have in mind.