I have a thread started in the home building forum and I was suggested to cross-post it here. Great idea. Anyways, the house is actually a renovation. The dining area and kitchen are actually swapped currently. This layout allows for a large opening near the front door to the dining room so there is no tunnel effect.
Anyways, this is the proposed layout:
There was concern about the distance between the fridge and counter and it is actually 3' (2' 11 5/8"). The island can easily be trimmed down though to 24" boxes on the sides of the sink rather than the 30". The plan is all Ikea boxes and we will be building our own doors/faces. Also, the island will have an arched curve on the table side. The house does not have a pantry so the 24" cabinets on either side of the refrigerator are 88" tall pull out pantry cabinets.
Please add any suggestions.